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This is a Step-by-step guide to our connection process.

How to apply and connect a micro-embedded generation facility for the purposes of net metering.

  1. Find out if you have enough load capacity for the program. Complete a Micro-Embedded Generation Facility Application Form and email it to [email protected] This will initiate a Pre-Assessment process. Typical timeline: Up to 4-6 weeks to complete.
  2. Request to connect to Ottawa River Power’s grid. If Pre-Assessment results were positive, you can proceed with completing the Connection Agreement and submit it to us at [email protected] Someone from our Engineering & Customer Service Department will reach out to discuss the agreement.
  3. Complete a technical site assessment. All projects must pass a site visit as part of the Technical Assessment/Connection Impact Assessment.
  4. Sign and return your Offer to Connect with payment. If you meet all our requirements, we will issue you an Offer to Connect and Construction Cost Agreement that must be signed and returned to us with your final payment.
  5. Complete isolation and Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) inspection. When you are ready to connect, you must contact [email protected] and provide us with contact information for scheduling the isolation.
  6. Email Ottawa River Power Corporation a copy of your ESA Certificate. Once you have installed the equipment and obtained ESA inspection and certification, you must send the ESA Certificate to [email protected] Please include “ESA Notice of Inspection” and the project address in the email subject line.
  7. Complete final inspection from Ottawa River Power Corporation. Once we have received your ESA Certificate, we will arrange for your project to be inspected.
  8. Meter installation. We will install a bi-directional meter for billing purposes.
  9. Connection complete. Your connection is now complete, and you will now be eligible to generate net metering credits on your account.

Use the below documents to get started: