Guidelines For Generators of Electricity
Kingston Hydro supports those who wish to generate electricity locally and sustainably.
Recently Kingston Hydro won the 2009 Electricity Distributors’ Association “Award for Environmental Excellence”
for its efforts to facilitate connection of cleaner, greener electricity generators to the local distribution system.
If you are interested in connecting a generator to Kingston Hydro’s distribution grid, please read our “Guide for
Distributed Generators” carefully. Maps of our distribution system are available on this page to help generators
choose prospective locations for their facilities based on their grid connection voltage.
Whether you are installing a backup generator to provide power to essential loads during outages, a solar panels
under the Province’s Feed In Tariff program, or a cogeneration unit to provide heat and electricity your business,
our Services Advisors are available to help you through the grid connection process. They can be reached at
613 546-1181 x 2285
Before applying to connect a generator to Kingston Hydro’s grid, be sure to inform yourself about the different
approvals, standards, and revenue earning opportunities by browsing the following websites:
Kingston Hydro Connection Impact Assessment Form
Guide for Distributed Generators
Kingston Hydro Generator Consultation-Connection Request Form
Independent 3rd party help for local renewable energy generators.
Information on licensing requirements and regulations for Ontario electricity generators from the Ontario Energy Board.
Information and applications for programs such as the Feed In Tariff that pay generators for the energy they deliver to the grid.
Check with your municipal government for planning and zoning issues to consider when installing generators.
Information regarding the Province’s Green Energy Act and other initiatives affecting generators.
Information on safety and inspection requirements for electricity generators.