The Micro-Generation Regulation allows Albertans, using renewable resources or alternative energy, to generate their own environmentally friendly electricity and receive credit from any excess electricity they send into the electricity grid. The intent of the regulation is for the micro-generator to be self-sufficient.
The AUC is tasked with overseeing the implementation of this regulation as well as developing processes to simplify approvals and interconnection agreements with customers and wire service providers.
As stated in the Government of Alberta news release issued on December 21, 2016, the size limit for small-scale production of electricity (micro-generation) will increase from one megawatt to five megawatts. The changes also require regulatory changes that will affect Rule 024. The AUC is currently working with stakeholders and asking for written comments on the proposed revisions to Rule 024. Please visit the consultation page for the proposed revisions to the rule or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.