Generate your own power. Protect against outages.
Reduce your carbon footprint.

Imagine a world where...

We can eliminate fossil fuel from our power supply

We become virtually immune to power outages

We’re in control, as micro-generators of clean, renewable solar power

At Hydro Ottawa, those possibilities are now realities.

Introducing MiGen

Here’s How
It Works

Solar panels and a state-of-the-art battery storage system are installed in your home or business.


A smart inverter converts the electricity generated by the solar panels into usable electricity.


Lithium ion battery storage allows for a constant supply of electricity, even when there’s no sun.


Anything that does not get used can be shared with connected neighbours or sent back to the grid for credit.


An optional air-source heat pump with thermal storage can store energy as hot or cool air for later use.


Connected devices and an intelligent software system manage and optimize this process, providing maximum efficiency and savings.


We take care of everything. MiGen is a turn-key solution.

MiGen Transactive Grid represents the future marketplace for energy – one where customers will generate more of their own electricity, store that electricity, share with connected neighbours, and send what’s not used back to the grid.


Avoid Outages

With solar power and battery storage, when the main grid goes out, power can continue to be provided to your home or business – keeping you comfortable and safe.

Cleaner Energy

Switching to solar or battery storage - especially during peak times when fossil fuel generation and traditional electricity costs are highest – is clean and cost effective.

Less Waste

Share unused electricity within your community or send it back to the grid. This helps reduce the amount of energy lost from moving electricity across long distances.

Better Future

You will be shaping the future of the grid, as well as the ways we live, work and play in our connected communities.

A Smart Grid
Helps Our
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During critical peak times, when demand for electricity is highest, fossil fuel generation is typically needed to ensure supply meets demand. Switching to renewable sources of energy and battery storage during these critical times reduces our dependence on fossil fuels, helping us meet carbon reduction goals.

Reduce Investment in Infrastructure

As electric vehicles become common-place and we become more connected in our electrified world, demand for electricity increases. Turning to solutions, such as MiGen, can reduce the need to invest in costly infrastructure required of the traditional grid.

Greater Reliability

Adoption of solar energy and battery storage can help keep critical services – such as hospitals and emergency centres – open and available during a power outage or crisis. Microgrids can also act as an island, completely disconnected from the traditional grid and running autonomously.

Fosters Innovation

MiGen is an open-source system, based on international standards. This will encourage equipment manufacturers, software companies and others to explore the technology, igniting innovation and stimulating the growth of a new smart gird market at home and around the world. Everything is completely safe and secure. Learn more about our privacy and security practices.

Grid Stability

Smart technology enables devices that use, store, or produce electricity to work together seamlessly, maintaining a balance between supply and demand.

The MiGen Solution

Qualified participants will gain a state-of-the-art solar generation system and control devices at a significantly reduced rate.

Solar Panels

Battery Storage

Smart Inverter

Home Energy Management System

Bi-Directional Meter

Thermal Storage (Optional)

This system includes:

A separate ‘critical load panel’ that will allow for emergency power during outages

All permits, installation, applicable warranty, and taxes

Our Partners

MiGen Transactive Grid is a microgrid technologies trial program led by Hydro Ottawa. Phase 1 is partially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ Smart Grid Fund and the LDC Tomorrow Fund. Phase 2 is partially funded by the Department of Natural Resources Canada. The trial program is backed by numerous solid industry and technology partnerships.