Moving to a home with existing solar or other distributed generation?

Establishing service is required before generating electricity

With the increasing popularity of residential solar power, many of our members find themselves moving into homes with existing solar installations. While this can be an exciting feature for your new home, there are some important steps to take before you can generate electricity and sell any excess back to PEC.

If you’re moving to a location with existing solar or other distributed generation (DG) equipment, you’ll need to establish service before generating electricity. Once service has been established for at least 24 hours, you are required to provide notice to PEC by applying for interconnection. To apply, see the instructions below.

For information on establishing service at your new home, visit the Connect or Stop Service page.

If you are considering adding a new solar or other DG system to your home, we have helpful resources to help you decide and know what to expect from the process. Per our Tariff and Business Rules, the interconnection application process must be completed to interconnect a DG solar system to the cooperative’s power delivery system. This includes an on-site safety inspection for all new system installations.

Guides for members and installers are available to assist with online portal registration and application submission. For safety, PEC requires the DG solar system to be locked out until the interconnection process has been completed to prevent backfeeding, which is very dangerous to PEC lineworkers.

Application instructions

Please note that your bill will not reflect excess generation, shown on the bill as the Sustainable Power Credit, until the signed document is received and processed.


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