Power of Community - Pedernales Electric Cooperative

System Interconnection Connect your power source to the PEC grid

We encourage our members to take advantage of solar panel technology, wind energy turbines and other small power-production equipment.

Net Metering for Interconnection

Interconnected service uses net metering, which routes power through a single meter that measures the PEC-delivered electricity you receive and subtracts the amount of electricity exported by your equipment. This saves you the expense of purchasing an additional meter and allows you to receive a credit for any surplus electricity generated by your equipment. Surplus electricity above what you consume during your billing period is credited to you at PEC’s avoided cost, which is the fuel cost, with no capacity component. The avoided cost amount is determined annually based on the Co-op's audited financial statements. Our current avoided cost rate is posted at right.

PEC's Board recently amended the Co-op's interconnection policy to increase the avoided cost rate. The almost 70 percent increase, which goes into effect Dec. 1, was announced during the 2014 Hill Country Solar Tour.

Before installing your generating equipment, please refer to PEC's interconnection process.

For more information about our Interconnection program, contact PEC Renewable & Distributed Energy Manager Blake Beavers at (830) 225-0066 or send email to interconnection@peci.com.


Interconnection Policy

Download our Interconnection Policy for Small Generators.

Interconnection Agreement

Download our Agreement for Interconnection of small generation installations.

Avoided Cost Rate

In accordance with PEC's interconnection policy, the avoided cost for bills rendered on or after Dec. 1, 2014, is:
$0.05826 per kwh