No. Our focus is on larger generation projects. The responsibility to install alternative energy generators such as wind generation for example, is up to the customer. Customers interested in wind power generation should visit the Canadian Wind Energy Association ball park cost calculator.
Connection costs vary widely and depend on the extent to which a generation facility impacts the distribution system. We will meet with the customer to discuss the project prior to requiring payment of an interconnection study fee.
In addition to the study fee, the customer will also be responsible for the cost of the interconnection protection equipment and any additional equipment installations required to support the generator. We will have a preliminary meeting with the customer before study money is invested.
Not at this time. However, check with the Federal Government for incentives.
Note of caution: Manitoba Hydro’s experience shows that smaller power projects can be costly to set up and operate. Customers are encouraged to evaluate the amount of energy you expect to produce and the economics of the project to determine your overall cost of electricity.