MICRO-GENERATION

MICRO-GENERATION

What is Micro-Gen? 

(source: http://www.energy.alberta.ca/Electricity/microgen.asp)

Micro-generation is the production of heat or electricity, on a very small scale, typically for domestic use, using environmentally friendly methods such as solar panels, small-scale hydro, wind, biomass, micro-cogeneration, geothermal, and fuel cells.

What is the micro-generation regulation?

On February 1, 2008, the government of Alberta issued the Micro-Generation Regulationexternal link icon which allows Albertans to generate their own environmentally friendly electricity and receive credit for any power they send into the electrical grid.

The regulations have been updated from their original publication in 2008 to include amendments to 2016. With Alberta's Climate Change Plan and transition to renewable sources of energy, micro-generation will provide options for those who want to generate their own energy for personal consumption. 

Guidelines for the process will be provided when they come available from Alberta Energy.