On December 21, 2016, the Government of Alberta released the new Micro-Generation Regulation
which deals with small electricity generating installations such as small scale wind or solar generation that feed into the electrical grid. Among the most significant changes is the increase in capacity for what is considered a micro-generation unit from 1 to 5 MW and that ability for micro-generating systems to serve adjacent sites.
The changes are intended to allow for greater flexibility and variability in the types and sizes of micro-generation systems. For instance, municipalities are now allowed to service multiple buildings with one micro-generation system, and increase the overall capacity of those systems.
For more information, click here
for the Government of Alberta’s information bulletin on the new regulation, or click here
for the actual regulation.
Director, Advocacy & Communications