This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 257, Interconnecting inverter-based micro-distributed resources to distribution systems. It is one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It is written in SI (metric) units.
This Standard specifies the electrical requirements for safe interconnection of inverter-based micro-distributed resource (micro-DR) systems to low-voltage systems connected to distribution systems. The output of these systems is limited to 600 V (nominal) or less (single or three phase).
Intentional islanding conditions and interconnection to secondary networks are not covered in this Standard.
Note: Inverter types and operating modes are provided in Annex F.
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