Ontario Energy Board issues code changes to facilitate connecting smaller generation projects to the grid



    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board)
issued final amendments to the Distribution System Code (DSC) making it easier
and simpler to connect smaller-sized generation projects to the grid.
    The changes exempt generation projects up to and including 250 kW on
lines less than 15 kV or up to and including 500 kW on lines greater than or
equal to 15 kV, from the queuing process. The amendments come into force
today.
    These changes will support the development of smaller, local generation
by allowing pending projects to move forward immediately, and by simplifying
the process to connect new smaller generation projects.
    These amendments are part of a broader review currently underway at the
OEB to facilitate and remove barriers to connecting clean renewable generation
to the Ontario power grid.

    The Ontario Energy Board regulates the province's electricity and natural
gas sectors in the public interest. It envisions a viable and efficient energy
sector with informed consumers, and works towards this vision through
regulation that is effective, fair and transparent.
    For more information on the Board, please visit our website at
www.oeb.gov.on.ca or contact the Consumer Relations Centre at 416-314-2455 or
toll-free at 1-877-632-2727.

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For further information:

For further information: Paul Crawford, Ontario Energy Board, (416)
440-7607


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