Distributed Generation

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.

Additional information related to solar can be found on BED’s Go Solar 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 88 3,242   5 32   93 3,274
1L2 21 216   0 0   21 216
1L3 8 111   1 49   9 160
1L4 104 1,286   6 48   110 1,334
                 
2L1 0 0   1 150   1 150
2L2 17 519   0 0   17 519
2L3 15 140   0 0   15 140
2L4 1 34   0 0   1 34
2L5 0 0   0 0   0 0
                 
3L1 19 252   1 14   20 266
3L2 39 422   1 8   40 430
3L3 28 871   1 115   29 986
3L4 18 1,655   0 0   18 1,655
3L5 13 97   3 35   16 132
                 
AP1 1 500   0 0   1 500
AP2 1 30   0 0   1 30
                 
Totals 373 9,375   19 451   392 9,826