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Renewable energy systems, also known as micro-generation systems, can help reduce Lethbridge's reliance on fossil fuels and contribute to a more sustainable future. 


Learn about micro-generation and how to become a micro-generator.

Micro-generation is the production of power through a small-scale renewable source. This includes solar panels, wind turbines, and others. It lets applicants produce a portion or all of their residential or commercial yearly electrical energy consumption.

Micro-generation systems connect to the City of Lethbridge's distribution grid. 

Micro-generation systems need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be less than 5 MW in size
  • Only produce the same amount of yearly energy consumption on site or less, not more
  • Produce power from a renewable energy source such as solar or wind
  • Meet all provincial requirements for electrical safety equipment

For questions about micro-generation, contact Electric Design.

Please include the following with your micro-generation application. Missing or incomplete documents could delay the application process.

  • Single-line diagram
  • Site plan or Google Maps aerial screenshot
  • Component specification sheets from the manufacturer

How to apply for micro-generation

Fill out the Micro-Generation Application and email it to Be sure to review which documents to submit with your application. Incomplete applications might get delayed.

Solar Panels

If you're looking to install solar panels for your home or business, you can apply for permits once Electric Design approves your micro-generation system.

For more information about solar installations, go to:

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