Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Connections Review

Case number
EB-2019-0207, EB-2021-0117
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Active
Details

The OEB is commencing an initiative to review its requirements in regard to the connection of distributed energy resources (DERs) by licensed electricity distributors. The purpose of this initiative is to identify any barriers to the connection of DERs, and where appropriate to standardize and improve the connection process. The review will be focused on connection of electricity generation and storage facilities connected to the distribution system, either in front or behind the distributor's meter.

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Updates
Updates
Date Issue / Document
September 13, 2021

The OEB has issued a letter re: Request for Extension of Deadline for Submissions on Proposed Distribution System Code Amendments.

August 6, 2021

The OEB has issued a Notice of Proposal to Amend the Distribution System Code regarding connection of distributed energy resources (DERs) to local electricity distribution systems. The proposed amendments, which have been developed based on input from the OEB’s DER Connections Review Working Group, are intended to improve connection timelines and provide clarity and consistency in the process for connecting a generation or storage DER.
Comments due September 16, 2021.

November 26, 2020

The OEB has issued two letters providing guidance to distributors to support the efficient and timely connection of customers with Distributed Energy Resources (DER) projects. The letters reflect recommendations and advice from the DER Connections Review Working Group. One of the letters provides clarity on the information that should be exchanged between DER proponents and distributors at the preliminary consultation stage of a DER connection project. This information will assist proponents in determining if it is feasible to proceed to the connection impact assessment stage of their project. The second letter provides information for distributors to aid discussions with prospective DER proponents in relation to a sample protection philosophy for use with connection projects intended for self-supply that use non-exporting, inverter-based technologies.

November 26, 2019

The OEB has issued a letter to provide stakeholders with further details about the working group and logistics for the initial meeting.

November 18, 2019

The OEB has issued a letter that provides a summary of stakeholder comments and outlines the next steps in the consultation.

September 17, 2019

The OEB has received the following comments from stakeholders:

August 13, 2019

The OEB is commencing an initiative to review its requirements in regard to the connection of distributed energy resources (DERs) by licensed electricity distributors. The OEB has issued a letter with proposed approach and issues to be considered. The OEB is inviting stakeholders to comment.

Working Group

Date Issue / Document
February 16, 2021

Tranche 2 - Meeting #3:

December 8, 2020

Tranche 2 - Meeting #2:

May 26, 2020

Tranche 2 - Meeting #1:

March 25, 2020

Tranche 1 - Meeting #3:

December 16, 2019

Tranche 1 - Meeting #2:

December 4, 2019

Tranche 1 - Meeting #1:

Cost Award Matters
Cost Award Matters
Date Issue / Document
September 3, 2021

The OEB has issued a Decision on Cost Eligibility for the Proposed Amendments to the Distribution System Code.

January 13, 2020

The OEB has issued a Supplemental Decision on Cost Eligibility for this initiative.

September 23, 2019

The OEB has issued a Supplemental Decision on Cost Eligibility for this initiative.

September 13, 2019

The OEB has issued a Supplemental Decision on Cost Eligibility for this initiative.

September 10, 2019

The OEB has issued a Decision on Cost Eligibility for this initiative.