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Access Details for Parallel Generation

Process

Description Micro Small Mid-Sized Large
1 Request information from SYNERGY NORTH Email
2 Request information from ESA www.esasafe.com    1.877.ESA.SAFE
3 Obtain contracts for any IESO/OPA programs IESO
4 Request a preliminary meeting with SYNERGY NORTH File: Request for Preliminary Meeting
5 Submit application including preliminary design to SYNERGY NORTH File: Micro Generation Connection Request Form File: CIA Application Form
6 SYNERGY NORTH responds with connection requirements and ETC
7 Apply for CCA File: CCA Application Form
8 Execute CCA / Sign ETC and provide deposit
9 Submit Detailed Design for review File: Detailed Design Submission Form
10 Project Construction
11 Execute DCA File: Micro Gen Connection Agreement File: SN Connection Agreement – small.pdf Ontario Energy Board
12 Request ESA Inspection
13 Submit Commissioning Plan
14 Submit Generator Licence and Regulatory Approvals
15 SYNERGY NORTH Receives ESA Certificate
16 Pre-Engergization Commissioning Activies and COVER File: SN COVER Document
17 Submit Connection Request to SYNERGY NORTH File: Generation Connection Request Form.pdf
18 SYNERGY NORTH Inspection
19 Energization
20 Post-Engergization Commissioning Activies and COVER File: SN COVER Document
21 Apply for COD for any IESO/OPA programs
22 SYNERGY NORTH provides confirmation to IESO/OPA on its ability to settle accounts

Required Approvals

Description Micro Small Mid-Sized Large
1 SYNERGY NORTH Preliminary Assessment
2 OPA Contract (required if settlement is part of an IESO/OPA program)
3 Connection Impact Assessment
4 Customer Impact Assessment & System Impact Assessment
5 OEB Generator license (> 500kW)
6 IESO Registration
7 Renewable Energy Approval (rooftop instllations are exluded)

Technical Requirements

Description Micro Small Mid-Sized Large
1 Metering Requirements (Power Export) File: Synergy North Parallel Generation Requirements
2 Metering Requirements (Load Displacement) File: Synergy North Parallel Generation Requirements
3 DSC Appendix F.2 File: Ontario Energy Board

List of Acronyms

Acronym Description
CCA Connection Cost Agreement
COD Commercial Operation Declaration
COVER Confirmation Of Verification Evidence Report
DCA Distribution Connection Agreement
DSC Distribution System Code
ESA Electrical Safety Authority
ETC Estimate to Connect
IESO Independent Electricity System Operator
OEB Ontario Energy Board
OPA Ontario Power Authority (Consolidated with the IESO as of Jan 1, 2015)
PCC Point of Common Coupling
REA Renewable Energy Approval
SN SYNERGY NORTH CORPORATION
* Estimated based on the use of inverter connected generation
** Requires implementation of transfer-trip technology

Generator Classification

Micro less than or equal to   10kW
Small a) less than or equal to 500kW (PCC voltage <   15kV)
b) less than or equal to 1MW (PCC voltage > 15kV)
Mid-Sized a) greater than 500kW, but less than 10MW (PCC   voltage < 15kV)
b) greater than 1MW, but   less than 10MW (PCC voltage > 15kV)
Large greater than 10MW