Distributed Generation

We are committed to supporting distributed generation projects within our service area. Whether you are a customer considering distributed generation or you are an experienced contractor, we can help you learn more about distributed generation and guide you through the application process.

What is Distributed Generation?

Distributed generation is generally a small electrical production facility that provides electricity to a home or business, with excess electricity sold to a utility. These production facilities can generate electricity from a variety of energy sources, including wind, farm waste, water or sunlight.

Our customers can receive permission to connect their energy source to our electrical system and sell excess generation to us. To do so, customers, or their contractors, need to complete an application and follow a series of steps to ensure their system conforms to our standards and is safely connected.

What is Community Distributed Generation?

Community distributed generation allows an electrical production facility up to 5kW, such as a solar farm project, to share benefits through a subscription with residential and business participants who otherwise are not able to participate in solar benefits. Please visit our community distributed generation web page to learn more.

Distributed Generation Application Process

An application for interconnection of distributed generation can be submitted via our online portal. Once you have submitted an application, you can view your application status online through a secure login ID and password.

Would you like to generate your own electricity?

Whether this is your first project or you are a seasoned professional, we can help you get connected!

We've included the information needed to set up either a small or large distributed generation project at your home or business location.

In the Spotlight

Encumbered Distributed Generation Queue Locations

The following locations currently have distributed generation queued in excess of the transmission system's capability to support.

Company Division Circuit Description
NYSEG Lockport 510 Chestnut Ridge
NYSEG Lancaster 520 Cobble Hill, S. Colden, Holland
NYSEG Lancaster 548 Cobble Hill
NYSEG Lancaster 500 Legion Drive, Dayton, Frog Valley
RG&E Genesee Valley 753 S158, S160, S184, S170
RG&E Genesee Valley 758 S180, S179, S171, S170
RG&E Genesee Valley 754 S180, S247, S163, S175, S249
RG&E Genesee Valley 760 S249, S176, S174, S178
RG&E Genesee Valley 755 S178, S173
NYSEG Hornell 546 Troupsburg, Woodhull, South Addison
NYSEG Ithaca 531 Candor, Willseyville, Brooktondale
NYSEG Ithaca 529 Candor
NYSEG Ithaca 530 Candor, Spencer, Van Etten Tap, Halsey Valley Tap
NYSEG Binghamton 418 Willet, Marathon, Whitney Point
NYSEG Binghamton 422 Willet, Tarbell, Gegantslet Corners Tap
NYSEG Ithaca 524 Etna, Dryden, Cornell Farm, Harford Mills, Berkshire
NYSEG Binghamton 420 Greene, Greene Muni
NYSEG Binghamton 426 Kattelville, Chenango Forks, Greene, Greene Muni
NYSEG Liberty 349 Short Cut Rd, Fosterdale, Villa Roma Tap, Jeffersonville
NYSEG Elmira 508 Montour Falls, Watkins Glen Muni, Burdett, Valois

This assessment is based on the existing transmission system, and the current SIR queue as of February 26, 2021.

 

 

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