Distributed Generation

Distributed Generation

We are committed to supporting distributed generation projects within our service area. Whether you are a customer considering distributed generation or you are an experienced contractor, we can help you learn more about distributed generation and guide you through the application process.

What is Distributed Generation?

Distributed generation is generally a small electrical production facility that provides electricity to a home or business, with excess electricity sold to a utility. These production facilities can generate electricity from a variety of energy sources, including wind, farm waste, water or sunlight.

Our customers can receive permission to connect their energy source to our electrical system and sell excess generation to us. To do so, customers, or their contractors, need to complete an application and follow a series of steps to ensure their system conforms to our standards and is safely connected.

What is Community Distributed Generation?

Community distributed generation allows an electrical production facility up to 5MW, such as a solar farm project, to share benefits through a subscription with residential and business participants who otherwise are not able to participate in solar benefits. Please visit our community distributed generation web page to learn more.

Distributed Generation Application Process

Application for interconnection of distributed generation can be submitted via our online portal. Once you have submitted an application, you can view your application online through a secure login ID and password.

Want to generate your own electricity?

Whether this is your first project or you are a seasoned professional, we can help you get connected!

We've included the information needed to set up either a small or large distributed generation project at your home or business location.

In the Spotlight

Encumbered Distributed Generation Queue Locations

The following locations currently have distributed generation queued in excess of the transmission system's capability to support.

Company Division Circuit Description
NYSEG Lockport 510 Chestnut Ridge (32006)
NYSEG Lancaster 520 Cobble Hill (31053), S. Colden (31035), Holland (31023)
NYSEG Lancaster 548 Cobble Hill (31053)
NYSEG Lancaster 500 Legion Drive (31001), Dayton (31002), Frog Valley (31007)
RG&E Genesee Valley 753 S158, S160, S184, S170, S8373, S8312, S8316, S8332, S8301
RG&E Genesee Valley 758 S180, S179, S171, S170, S8345, S7318, S7320, S9035
RG&E Genesee Valley 754 S180, S247, S163, S175, S249, S8303, S7313, S8327
RG&E Genesee Valley 760 S249, S176, S174, S178, S8210, S8379, S8333
RG&E Genesee Valley 755 S178, S173, S8375, S8376
NYSEG Hornell 546 Troupsburg (53021), Woodhull (53025), South Addison (52044)
NYSEG Ithaca 531 Candor (43012), Willseyville (43049), Brooktondale (43011)
NYSEG Ithaca 529 Candor (43012)
NYSEG Ithaca 530 Candor (43012), Spencer (43013), Van EttenTap (43027), Halsey Valley Tap (43025)
NYSEG Binghamton 417/418 Willet (81044), Marathon (81034), Lisle Tap (81079), Whitney Point (81026)
NYSEG Binghamton 422 Willet (81044), Tarbell (81036), Genegantslet Corners Tap (81023)
NYSEG Ithaca 524 Etna (43009), Dryden (43010), Cornell Farm (43043), Harford Mills (43040), Berkshire (81039)
NYSEG Binghamton 420 Greene (81033), Greene Muni (N/A)
NYSEG Binghamton 426 Kattelville (81046), Chenango Forks (81031), Greene (81033), Greene Muni (N/A)
NYSEG Liberty 349 Short Cut Rd (24043), Fosterdale (24012), Villa Roma Tap (24041), Jeffersonville (24016)
NYSEG Elmira 508 Montour Falls (52020), Watkins Glen Muni (N/A), Burdett (43021), Valois (43020)
RG&E Lakeshore 804 S194, S198
NYSEG Elmira 598 Prattsburg (52041), Pultney (52043), Branchport (N/A)
NYSEG Geneva 580 Bankert Rd (42033), Palmyra (42002)
RG&E Genesee Valley 756 S158, S8377, S167
NYSEG Auburn 530 Jordan Rd (44013), Warners (44050), Whiting Rd Tap (N/A)
NYSEG Binghamton 429 Afton (81029)
NYSEG Binghamton 460 Afton (81029)
NYSEG Binghamton 512 Apalachin (81019), Main St (N/A), Hilton Rd (N/A), E. Marshland (N/A)
NYSEG Binghamton 513 Owego Lower (81019), Canal St (81096), Bodle Hill Tap (81058), Gaskill Rd (N/A), Foster Valley (N/A)
NYSEG Binghamton 515 Lockheed Martin (N/A), Bodle Hill (81058), Sanmina Tap (N/A)
NYSEG Binghamton 516 Lockheed Martin (N/A)
NYSEG Binghamton 540 Distribution (limited by transmission substation tranformer)
NYSEG Mechanicsville 626 Comstock (12013), West Granville (N/A), Granville (12013), Slateville Tap (12089), Tiplady's Tap (12018), New Salem (N/A)
NYSEG Auburn 511 Marietta (44016), Otisco (44015)
NYSEG Auburn 508 Marcellus (44014)
NYSEG Geneva 589 Hall (42022), Gorham (42021), Voak Rd Tap (42039), Blodgett Rd Tap (42043), Rushville (42023)
NYSEG Plattsburgh 513 Chateaugay (15001), Constable Recloser (N/A)
NYSEG Plattsburgh 514 Chateaugay (15001), Prison Recloser (N/A), Bull Run Recloser (N/A), Town Garge Recloser (NA)
NYSEG Plattsburgh 515 Chateaugay (15001), Chasm Hydro (N/A)
RG&E Lakeshore 708 S189, S181
NYSEG Hornell 543 Canaserage, distribution out of Moraine Rd (53007)
NYSEG Elmira 535 North Urbana Tap (52063), Fish Hatchery (N/A)
NYSEG Elmira 501 Ridge Road (52063), Cayuta (52021)
NYSEG Elmira 529 Ridge Road (52016), Tuttle Place (52011)
NYSEG Liberty 352 Hazel (24105), Roscoe (24027), Freemont Center Tap (24044), Callicoon (24038)

This assessment is based on the existing transmission system, and the current SIR queue as of February 17, 2023.

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