Connection Process and Forms


Applicants are cautioned not to incur any expenses until Tillsonburg Hydro Inc., has approved the proposed generation facility.

Generation Connection Information Package

In accordance with the Ontario Energy Board’s Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Connection Procedure, Tillsonburg Hydro Inc., has developed a Generation Connection Information Package. The package contains the information necessary to connect a distributed energy resource to Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.'s distribution system, including the applications and documents required to facilitate the DER connection. The Generation Connection Information Package and all supporting documents are available electronically below.

Proponents may also contact Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. for a paper copy of these resources. Tillsonburg Hydro Inc., will send a copy of the Generation Connection Information Package by Canada Post to addresses in Ontario.

For generation inquiries, please contact:

Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.
10 Lisgar Ave.
Tillsonburg, ON
N4G 5A5
(519) 688-3009

Connection Process

  1. Preliminary Consultation
    1. exchange of information and capacity check
    2. Planning and information exchange

  2. Connection Impact Assessment
    1. Capacity allocation

  3. Project Development
    1. Project scope and cost
    2. Connection Cost Agreement

  4. Build and Energization
    1. ESA Review and Inspection
    2. Build and Commissioning
    3. Connection Agreement


  1. Host distributor connection approvals (managed by Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.)
  2. Transmitter connection approvals (managed by Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.)
  3. Electrical Safety Authority – Inspection and Connection Authorization
  4. Canadian Standards Association – applicable to all equipment installations
  5. Applicants are advised to contact the local municipal office for siting restrictions, building codes and other applicable codes and by-laws.

Technical Standards

Tillsonburg Hydro Inc., will provide the following technical standards drawings to applicants during the design stage of the project:

Additional Resources and Industry Information

The following industry links are provided as informational resources for customers interested in distributed energy resources.

The OEB is the independent regulator of Ontario’s electricity and natural gas sectors. Visit the OEB website to review the Distribution System Code and Distributed Energy Resources Connection Procedure.

The IESO is the Crown corporation responsible for operating the electricity market and directing the operation of the bulk electrical system in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Electrical safety and inspections.

Federal government agency.

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association is the voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage solutions that will power Canada’s energy future.

Hydro One is the host distributor. Find additional resources and technical requirements on Hydro One’s website.

Standards, equipment testing, inspection and certification.

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