The pulsed MOS-C (Metal Oxide Semiconductor-Capacitor) technique was used to measure generation lifetimes in 4H-SiC epitaxial wafers. The ratio of generation to recombination lifetime has been investigated to understand the dominant defect for generation lifetime. The EH6/7 defect level is considered to limit generation lifetime and field enhanced emission is proposed to explain extremely large variation of generation lifetime in a small area. Generation lifetime is limited by dislocations when they are above a threshold density of about 106cm-2. Generation lifetimes measured on 4 and 8 degree off-cut angle epi-substrates are very comparable.