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DISTRIBUTION-CONNECTED GENERATORS

Solar panels and windmills Hydro One connects generating facilities to the distribution system, delivering the electricity they produce at hydroelectric, wind and other facilities to businesses and people across Ontario. Distribution facilities operate at voltages of 50 kV or less. We work with these customers to plan for the future and make sure facilities are in place to deliver electricity where it needs to be.

Visit the Independent Electricty System Operator's Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program for more information about connecting your renewable energy project to our distribution system under a fixed-price contract.

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Policies & Guidelines


Hydro One's policies and guidelines provide a fair and consistent level of service to all of our customers. Our internal
Safety Rules and Work Protection Code help keep our staff and members of your team safe while they visit or perform work at our facilities. These policies and procedures ensure consistency with Ontario Energy Board regulations, Hydro One licenses and other industry requirements.


Rates & Settlement for Distributed Generation (DGen)


This rate classification is applicable to an embedded retail generation facility, connected to the distribution system, that is not classified as microFIT generation.  This classification is not applicable to services defined as Load Displacement, or Net Metering, Generation Facility.

 
 

 

Distributed

Generation

1. Electricity – interval meter ¢/kWh)

spot market price or retailer contract + Global Adjustment

2. Delivery: (as of Jan 1. 2016)1

 

Distribution service charge ($/month)

$126.92

Distribution volume charge (metered usage $/kW)

$6.0974

Transmission network charge (adjusted use - ¢/kW)2
$0.5672
Transmission connection charge (adjusted use - ¢/kW)2

$0.3663

Line loss adjustment factor

1.061

3. Regulatory Charges

Standard supply service administration charge ($/month)3

$0.25

Rural rate protection charge (adjusted usage - ¢/kWh)

0.13¢

Wholesale market service rate (adjusted usage - ¢/kWh)

0.36¢

Ontario electricity support program charge (adjusted usage - ¢/kWh)4
0.11¢
4. Debt Retirement Charge (metered use -¢/kWh)5

 0.70¢


Click here to view the Tariff of Rates and Charges for the Distributed Generation rate class.

1
 Delivery rates are effective January 1, 2016, but not implemented until February 1, 2016. To account for the delay in implementing rates, we have applied an adjustment to the distribution service charge. This adjustment of $4.26 per month will be effective from February 1 to December 31, 2016.
2 Retail Transmission rates shown above include line losses.

3 If you've enrolled with a retailer, the $0.25 standard supply service administration charge will be deducted from the Regulatory charges on your bill.
4 The Ontario electricity support program reduces electricity costs for low-income customers. It is funded through a per kilowatt-hour charge on all electricity bills effective January 1, 2016

5 Communities of Bancroft, Campbellford and Eganville have their own specific rates for the Debt Retirement Charge. They are as follows: Bancroft = 0.66¢ per kWh; Campbellford = 0.49¢ per kWh; and Eganville = 0.60¢ per kWh. The Debt Retirement Charge will be removed from the electricity bills of businesses and other large users for electricity used after March 31, 2018.

Metered use – the actual amount of electricity you used. It is measured by your meter.

 

Adjusted use – reflects the losses that occur when electricity is delivered over power lines. It is calculated by multiplying your metered use by an OEB-approved adjustment/loss factor, which varies by service type.

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