Connecting a Generator > 10 kW

Connecting a Generator > 10 kW - Net Metering

The Net Metering program The Net Metering program allows Entegrus customers the ability to earn credits by exporting surplus energy back onto the utility distribution grid. These credits can then be used to reduce the customers energy costs.

Entegrus customers can also apply for mid-large size generation installations for load displacement by completing a Connection Impact Assessment (CIA).

To Participate in Net Metering

  • You must be an Entegrus customer
  • The customer generates electricity primarily for the customers’ own use
  • The customer conveys the electricity that is generated directly from the point of generation to another point for the customer’s own consumption, without reliance on the distributor’s distribution system;
  • The customer conveys any electricity that is in excess of what is consumed by the generator into the distributor’s distribution system

See O. Reg. 541/05 Net Metering  Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15, Sched. B 


Connecting a Generator > 10 kW - Load Displacement

Installing a load displacing generator on the customer side of the connection point allows the customer to offset their own consumption. The customer can use less electricity from the distribution grid by having the alternate generation source supply the customers’ energy needs. In addition to help reducing energy costs, having a redundant energy source can power the customers facility in the event of a power outage. Explore Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), and other fuel type generators for load displacement projects.


Application Process for Generators > 10 kW

  1. Contact our Generation Department to receive a “Generator Consultation Form.” 
  2. Entegrus will review documentation and complete a preliminary capacity assessment. Assuming capacity is available, Entegrus will send an application for a Connection Impact Assessment (CIA).
  3. Complete the CIA application in full and provide required additional documentation; Single line diagram, site layout, protection philosophy, generator specifications. *Note: Single Line Diagram and CIA application must be stamped by a Professional Engineer* See Entegrus Connection Impact Assessment Fee Schedule for payment. Note: Additional upstream transmitter CIA fees may apply and must be included in the Entegrus deposit. Entegrus will then pay the upstream transmitter CIA fees on the customers’ behalf.
  4. Once the application is deemed complete and payment received, Entegrus will provide the study results from both the upstream transmitter and Entegrus itself within a 60 to 120-day period depending on size of generator as per section 6.2.13 of the DSC. This CIA will contain study findings and list project requirements
  5. Entegrus will then send a Cost Connection Recovery Agreement (CCRA) outlining the costs, requirements, and responsibilities for all parties involved.
  6. The customer signs the CCRA and sends a capital contribution deposit, which varies by project depending on scope of work. Upstream transmitter fees will be included in the capital contribution. The customer will pay the full deposit to Entegrus. Entegrus will pay the upstream transmitter on the customers’ behalf.
  7. The customer can begin construction and Entegrus will work with the customer to meet proposed energization deadlines. Customers must be aware that timelines for commissioning generators vary based on the scope of work and project requirements.

Contact the Entegrus Generation Department 

Connecting a Generator >10 kW - Net Metering

The Net Metering program allows Entegrus customers the ability to connect Micro-Generation (Less than or equal to 10KW) and generation (Between 10KW to 500KW) onto their facility. This program gives customers the ability to earn credits by exporting surplus energy back onto the utility distribution grid. These credits can then be used to reduce the customers energy costs.

Entegrus customers can also apply for mid-large size generation installations for load displacement by completing a Connection Impact Assessment (CIA).

To Participate in Net Metering

  • You must be an Entegrus customer
  • The customer generates electricity primarily for the customers’ own use
  • The customer conveys the electricity that is generated directly from the point of generation to another point for the customer’s own consumption, without reliance on the distributor’s distribution system;
  • The customer conveys any electricity that is in excess of what is consumed by the generator into the distributor’s distribution system

See O. Reg. 541/05 Net Metering  Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15, Sched. B 

Connecting a Generator >10 kW - Load Displacement

Installing a load displacing generator on the customer side of the connection point allows the customer to offset their own consumption. The customer can use less electricity from the distribution grid by having the alternate generation source supply the customers’ energy needs. In addition to help reducing energy costs, having a redundant energy source can power the customers facility in the event of a power outage. Explore Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), and other fuel type generators for load displacement projects.