Distributed energy resources (DER) refers to smaller/mid-size/larger generation units that are located on the consumer’s side of the meter.
Interested in participating in the DER initiative?
In Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore and Thornbury service areas, DERs can be connected to the local grid and help to reduce reliance on the provincial electricity system. If you would like to apply, here is what you’ll need to do:
Step 1: Complete the Preliminary Consultation Information Request
Preliminary Consultation Information Request and return to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The information collected in this form initiates the process, after which EPCOR provides a response via a Preliminary Consultation Report.
Step 2: Complete the Connections Impact Assessment application
If at this point you would like to continue with your application, you must complete the
Connections Impact Assessment application. The cost of this application depends on the proposed kilowatt (kW) rating of the generating facility (fee structure is available here).
Step 3: Connection Agreement
Following the completion, review and approval of the application, EPCOR will issue a Connection Agreement (as outlined by the Ontario Energy Board) and provide the technical requirements for connection to the local grid system. At this time, EPCOR will also provide a cost estimate to facilitate the connection and along with any additional steps for completing the process.
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