Load Displacement

What is Load Displacement? 

Load displacement is generation behind the meter.  In other words, generation for the purposes of reducing your electricity consumption or demand.  It can be a renewable or non-renewable energy source.  The latest Load Displacement rules can be found on the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) website.

How do I get started?

  1. Find out more about the process: Contact us and we will provide you with the technical specifications and the approval process. You should also contact the Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario (ESA), as your system must be inspected and approved by the ESA to guarantee that it is correctly connected to the grid.
  2. Investigate your alternatives for load displacement energy resources: information can be provided by energy consultants, energy organizations, advisors and suppliers.
  3. Determine the size of the generation unit that will suit your needs: use your prior bills as a starting point to tailor your system to your individual energy demand.


If you have any questions regarding load displacement, please contact Newmarket-Tay Power's Generation Team
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the process take?

The process is dependent on size for small and medium sized projects it may take anywhere from 3 to 6 months.


How much does the process cost?

Prices can vary depending on project scope please submit an application for pricing.


Am I eligible for Generation?

Please make an application to determine eligibility.


How many credits do I have?

Please refer to your monthly hydro bill as it will indicate you current credit balance.


How much does a generation system cost?

Please contact a renewable generation installation company for costs.