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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 39 385 3 2,514 42 2,899
1L2 15 86 0 0 15 86
1L3 3 57 0 0 3 57
1L4 46 12,732 5 27 51 12,759
                 
2L1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2L2 12 7,698 0 0 12 7,698
2L3 11 100 1 142 12 242
2L4 1 34 0 0 1 34
2L5 0 0 0 0 0 0
                 
3L1 7 171 2 14 9 185
3L2 20 123 0 0 20 123
3L3 23 13,427 0 0 23 13,427
3L4 11 309 0 0 11 309
Totals 188 35,122 11 2,697 199 37,819