Generators Power outages are unexpected but do occur occasionally, which is why many businesses are considering
standby generation. When the power is down, your organization's productivity stops, resulting in loss of time and money. In the event an outage occurs, a standby generator can provide short and long-term power to keep your business running.
Customers will qualify for a seven-year, monthly guaranteed credit on your electric bill for standby generation. The monthly credit, based on monthly curtailed demand multiplied by a generation credit, provides you a guaranteed credit even during the non-control months. For more information on the Generation Credit Rider program and for additional details on generator installation, contact your
Proper installation of your generator is very important. For safety reasons, our Connexus partners are qualified and licensed electricians that will connect a standby generator to your main power system. Their work will be completed to code. This will ensure your appliances and the safety of workers and customers at your business.
Distributed Generation -
Customer Connection Responsibilities
- Mount enclosure* in an accessible location (in case of manual operation,
needs 24/7 access)
- 120VAC with ground - 5 amp capacity
- Wiring for transfer switch/genset run signal from Connexus Energy to customer equipment. This is a dry contact output signal.
(signal inputs to Connexus Energy system)
These signals are expected to be dry contact type signals with the
Connexus Energy system, providing 24VDC to drive signal back to the Connexus Energy panel.
The generator needs to be metered separately so that the proper credits can be applied to the account. The following is required from the customer for that metering:
- ATS in Emergency Position
- ATS in Utility Position
- Generator Running
- Low Fuel
- Genset Alarm
*SCADA enclosure, meter socket, voltage
transformers and current transformers used for metering will be supplied by Connexus Energy only after receipt and approval of Interconnection Application.
- Current Transformer (CT) Cabinet with 1 1/4" conduit ran to meter socket
- Fused 3 phase potential wires + neutral (black, blue, red + white 12 AWG) provided from the load side of the transfer switch to the meter socket.
These wires need to supply a constant potential to the
meter, so they will need to be energized by the generator when
it is running and by the utility when it is not. This needs to
be primary voltage not voltage from a step down transformer.
- Analog phone line to both meters. The two meters can share
this phone line, but it is recommended that it is not shared
with anything else. Phone wire used should be twisted pair.
Contact NumbersInterconnection requirements and agreement
Tom Guttormson 763.323.2692
Dan Wruck 763.323.2794