Guidelines For Generators of Electricity
Kingston Hydro supports those who wish to generate electricity locally and sustainably. For its efforts to facilitate connection of cleaner, greener electricity generators to the local distribution system, Kingston Hydro won the 2009 Electricity Distributors’ Association “Award for Environmental Excellence”.
If you are interested in connecting a generator to Kingston Hydro’s distribution grid, please read the “Guide for Distributed Generators” carefully.
Whether you are installing a backup generator to provide power to essential loads during outages, solar panels under the Province’s Feed In Tariff program, or a cogeneration unit to provide heat and electricity for your business, Utilities Kingston Services Advisors are available to help you through the grid connection process. They can be reached at 613-546-1181 extension 2285.
Before applying to connect a generator to Kingston Hydro’s grid, be sure to inform yourself about the different approvals, standards, and revenue earning opportunities by reading the following resources.
- Kingston Hydro Connection Impact Assessment Form – 10 pages, 151 KB
- Guide for Distributed Generators – 29 pages, 380 KB
- Kingston Hydro Generator Consultation Connection Request Form – 4 pages, 445 KB
independent third-party help for local renewable energy generators
information on licensing requirements and regulations for Ontario electricity generators, from the Ontario Energy Board
information and applications for programs such as the Feed-In-Tariff that pay generators for the energy they deliver to the grid
check with your municipal government for planning and zoning issues to consider when installing generators
information on safety and inspection requirements for electricity generators