Micro-generation includes smaller scale (5MW or less) renewable energy installations you see on homes and businesses across Alberta. They include solar panels, small wind turbines, and other energy generating systems intended to meet part, or all, of your electrical needs.
It's your right, under the Alberta Electric Utilities Act, to generate your own electricity and supply it back to the electrical grid. EPCOR is here to support you by working together with the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to help ensure that the energy you produce is safe and reliable for you and your neighbors.
Ways to generate your own power
Micro-generation in Alberta includes environmentally-friendly, small-scale energy generators such as:
- Small-scale hydro
- Fuel cell
All micro-generation options must be less than five megawatts (5.0 MW) and produce less than 418 kg/MWh of greenhouse gas intensity. If they meet these criteria, they may be connected to the electric distribution system — the grid that delivers energy to homes, businesses, and farms across the province.
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