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A PRIMER ON DISTRIBUTED-CONNECTED GENERATION IN CANADA

A Primer on Distributed-Connected Generation in Canada

Published On: January 07, 2020

Electricity Commodity Update - January 2020

This article focuses on Distributed-Connected Generation (DCG) and defines it as an electricity source with an attribute of being environmentally friendly, located near or at the point of consumption, and has an electric output small enough that the system does not need to connect to the transmission system. Instead, it connects directly into the electric distribution system. This article provides a summary overview of the current state of DCG in Canada and highlights some of the policy and economic barriers and enablers present in each province.

January 2020