Quick Facts Table


Wind Energy Projects

Contract price*

On-shore any size: 13.5 ¢/kWh

Off-shore any size: 19.0 ¢/kWh

Length of contract

20 years

Escalation percentage

Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI) indexation to contract milestone commercial operation date

Peak performance factor

Not eligible

Average lead time

2 to 3 years

for getting connected to provincial grid

  • Ontario Energy Board
  • Local distribution company
  • Independent Electrical System Operator
  • Electrical Safety Authority 

Industry associations and government

For information on the Green Energy Act, visit the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MEI).

For fact sheets, information and decision-making tools on wind, visit the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

For resources, training and education information and information to assist community-based projects and Aboriginal projects for wind energy, contact the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA).

For information on developing wind energy on Crown lands, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).

For information on renewable energy approvals, visit the Ministry of the Environment (MOE).


Table courtesy of Ontario Power Authority