First Canadian Interconnection Standard

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CanmetENERGY expanded it efforts to lead and participate in a targeted Canadian efforts to adopt harmonized technical standards and codes as well as support national certification programs that cover the approval of installation and products. As a result of its coordination and efforts, a new National Standard of Canada (CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 257-06) was released in early 2006. This standard, one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code, specifies the electrical requirements for safe interconnection of inverter-based micro-distributed resource (micro-DR) systems connected to 600 V (nominal) or less distribution systems (single or three phase).

This national standard is the result of a multi-year collaboration with Canadian stakeholders, first through MicroPower Connect and then with the Canadian Standards Association who lead the seed document through the standards development process. This standard will facilitate the integration of renewable energy generation to the electricity network in Canada, particularly for end-use customers interested in self-generation. As a result, harmonized technical requirements for both products and installation across the country and with other countries can be promoted.

This standard "Interconnecting inverter-based micro-distributed resources to distribution systems" is available in both English and French via the CSA's Online Store .

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