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Micro-Generation Regulation allows, individuals and various entities to apply to the Commission for approval to generate electricity on a small scale, that exclusively uses sources of renewable and alternative energy, to meet their electricity needs and receive credit for any excess electricity delivered to the electricity grid. To become a micro-generator, an individual must apply to their distribution company to get approval to connect and operate a generating unit that meets the five criteria set out in section 1(1)(h) of the
Micro-Generation Regulation, including the size of the unit and generation source (maximum five megawatts, and renewable or alternative energy).
The issues typically considered in micro-generation facility decisions include: