Distributed Generation

BED Interconnection Technical Requirements

BED supports distributed generation and the increasing role it plays in renewable energy growth. In order to adequately support the increased development of distributed generation as well as the impact it has on the existing BED distribution system, BED has developed the BED Interconnection Technical Requirements document (PDF).

Additional information related to distributed generation can be found on BEDs Net Metering page.

Distributed Generation Map

BED publishes distributed generation information for the purpose of quick self-assessment of potential installations. BED Distributed Generation Map contains all generators on BED system which are grouped into three categories: solar, wind and other (hydro, fossil fuel, biomass, waste-to-energy, etc.).  The map is updated on a monthly basis, and includes all the installed generation as well as proposed generation that has entered the official distributed generation queue.  The BED Distributed Generation Map also contains all BED primary distribution circuits as well as the classification of each circuit for available distributed generation capacity.

All circuits are color coded and represent the following:

Good Circuit has available distributed generation capacity.
Moderate Circuit has limited distributed generation capacity. System impact study may be necessary, depending on the size and type of new generation.
Low Circuit has minimal or no capacity available. System impact study will be required.

Distributed generation information on each circuit identified in BED Distributed Generation Map can be found in the table below.  Table shows total number of installed units and their total capacity, total number of proposed units and their capacity, and those numbers combined on per circuit basis.

  Active Total kW   Pending Total kW   Overall Total kW
1L1 34 354   3 2514   37 2868
1L2 10 68   0 0   10 68
1L3 3 57   0 0   3 57
1L4 27 12632   5 27   32 12659
                 
2L1 0 0   0 0   0 0
2L2 7 7484   0 0   7 7484
2L3 10 93   1 142   11 235
2L4 1 34   0 0   1 34
2L5 0 0   0 0   0 0
                 
3L1 4 16   2 14   6 30
3L2 18 110   0 0   18 110
3L3 22 13464   0 0   22 13464
3L4 8 117   0 0   8 117