The role of taxation policy and incentives in wind-based distributed generation projects viability: Ontario SOP case study

M. H. Albadi, E. F. El-Saadany

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Taxation policy and incentives play a vital role in wind-based distributed generation projects viability. In this paper, a thorough techno-economical evaluation of wind-based distributed generation projects is conducted to investigate the effect of taxes and incentives in the economic viability of investments in this sector. This paper considers the effects of Provincial income taxes, capital cost allowance (CCA), property taxes, and wind power production Federal incentives. Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for different scenarios were used to assess the project's viability considering Ontario Standard Offer Program (SOP) for wind power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th North American Power Symposium, NAPS2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event40th North American Power Symposium, NAPS2008 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Sep 28 2009Sep 30 2009


Other40th North American Power Symposium, NAPS2008
CityCalgary, AB



  • Economic viability
  • Incentive programs
  • Power generation economics
  • Taxation policies
  • Wind-based distributed generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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