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Distributed Generation

Distributed Generation is the term used for energy that is generated or stored locally by privately-owned systems, typically solar or wind, that then feed back into the City's energy grid.

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

BED Interconnection Technical Requirements

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 (PDF).

Distributed Generation Map

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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.

  In Service Total kW   In Progress Total kW   Overall Total kW
1L1 57 3038   6 36   63 3074
1L2 17 94   2 11   19 105
1L3 3 57   0 0   3 57
1L4 69 880   13 86   82 966
                 
2L1 0 0   0 0   0 0
2L2 11 292   3 100   14 392
2L3 11 85   3 180   14 265
2L4 1 34   0 0   1 34
2L5 0 0   0 0   0 0
                 
3L1 13 348   4 304   17 652
3L2 24 141   3 9   27 150
3L3 25 641   1 6   26 647
3L4 14 561   4 974   18 1535
3L5 7 65   1 3   8 68
                 
Totals 252 6236   40 1709   292 7945