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. Our current avoided cost rate is posted at right.

My Usage offers net meter graphs
Click Net Meter Analysis example to enlarge.

With the introduction of SmartHub, PEC's new online account management portal, members with interconnected service can keep track of their net use via My Usage. The Net Meter Analysis graph in My Usage displays consumption, generation and net use for interconnected meters.

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.

Download checklist


Download the checklist used to verify new installations.

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Interconnection Application

Complete your application and upload supporting documents online

Watch video of a solar installation inspection

How to inspect residential solar power

Watch video as a crew from PEC inspects a residential solar power installation.

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