Ontario Energy Board makes small generation grid connections easier


Toronto, ON, Canada — (METERING.COM) — February 17, 2009 – The Ontario Energy Board has made changes to the Distribution System Code (DSC) to make it easier and simpler to connect smaller-sized generation projects to the grid.

The changes exempt generation projects up to and including 250 kW on lines less than 15 kV or up to and including 500 kW on lines greater than or equal to 15 kV, from the queuing process.

These changes will support the development of smaller, local generation by allowing pending projects to move forward immediately, and by simplifying the process to connect new smaller generation projects, the Board says in a statement.
These amendments are part of a broader review currently underway at the OEB to facilitate and remove barriers to connecting clean renewable generation to Ontario’s power grid.