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DER Connection Process and Forms

IMPORTANT: Applicants are cautioned not to incur any expenses until we approve to connect the proposed generation facility.

Introduction to DER Connection

In accordance with the Ontario Energy Board’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) 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 distribution system.

Generation Connection Information Package

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

For generation inquiries, please contact:

ERTH Power Corporation
P.O. Box 157
Ingersoll, ON N5C 3K5
Attention: DER Connections
1-877-850-3128
generation@erthpower.com

The following DER Connection documents and forms are available in alternative formats upon request.

Connection Process

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

Approvals

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

Technical Standards

ERTH Power will provide the following technical standards to applicants during the design stage of the project:

  • Net Micro Connection Drawing (coming soon)

  • DER Metering Standards (Coming Soon)

  • DER Communication Standards (Coming Soon)

  • DER Monitoring Standards (Coming Soon)

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)
The OEB is the independent regulator of Ontario’s electricity and natural gas sectors. Visit the OEB website to review the Distribution System Code and Distributed Energy Resources Connection Procedure.
www.oeb.ca

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.
www.ieso.ca

Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)
Electrical safety and inspections.
www.esasafe.com

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Federal government agency.
www.nrcan.gc.ca

Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA)
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association is the voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage solutions that will power Canada’s energy future.
www.renewablesassociation.ca

Hydro One Networks Inc
Hydro One is the host distributor. Find additional resources and technical requirements on Hydro One’s website.
www.hydroone.com/business-services/generators

Canadian Standards Association
Standards, equipment testing, inspection and certification.
www.csagroup.org

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