Distributed Energy Resource Connections

In Accordance with the Ontario Energy Board’s Distributed Energy Resources Connection Procedure, ERTH Power Corporation is providing the “Generation Connection Information Package” to customers with the information necessary to connect a distributed energy resource to ERTH Power’s distributions system.

Contact Information:

ERTH Power Corporation
P.O. Box 157
Ingersoll, ON N5C 3K5
Attention: DER Connections
Email: Generation@ERTHPower.com

Generation Connection Information Package

The package will provide the process, information, applications and documents required to facilitate the DER connection. The Generator Connection Information Package and all supporting documents are available electronically. Proponents may contact ERTH Power for a paper copy of the “Package”. The package will be provided by Canada Post to addresses in Ontario.

Connection Process


  1.  Preliminary Consultation
    – exchange of information and capacity check
    – Planning, information exchange, capacity check)
  2. Connection Impact Assessment
    – Capacity allocation
  3. Project Development
    – Project scope and cost
    – Connection Cost Agreement
  4. Build and Energization
    – ESA Review and Inspection
    – Build and Commissioning
    – Connection Agreement


  • Host distributor connection approvals (managed by ERTH Power)
  • Transmitter connection approvals (managed by ERTH Power)
  • Electrical Safety Authority – Inspection and Connection Authorization
  • Canadian Standards Association – applicable to all equipment installations
  • Applicants are advised to contact the local municipal office for siting restrictions, building codes and other applicable codes and by-laws.

Connection Process Documents

Technical Standards

The following technical standards will be provided to applicants in the design stage of the project:

  • DER Metering Standards
  • DER Communication Standards
  • DER Monitoring Standards

Customer Tools

Additional Resources and Industry Information

The following industry links are provided as informational resources for customers interested in distributed energy resources.

Ontario Energy Board (OEB)
Independent regulator of Ontario’s electricity and natural gas sectors.
Distribution System Code
Distributed Energy Resources Connection Procedure

Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
The IESO is the Crown corporation responsible for operating the electricity market and directing the operation of the bulk electrical system in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
Electrical safety and inspections.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Federal government agency.

Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA)

Hydro One Networks Inc.
Host Distributor – additional technical requirements.

Canadian Standards Association
Standards, Equipment testing, inspection and certification.