At PEC, we recognize that different members have different priorities for their electric service, and we strive to provide options for everyone. If you are considering a distributed generation (DG) installation, we can help ensure you make the best decision for you and walk you through the requirements.
Is distributed generation right for me?
PEC strives to be an independent resource for our members deciding whether or not to invest in a distributed generation installation, whether that is a backup, solar, and/or battery system.
To get started, select the option that best describes you below.
What is Distributed generation (DG)? Show More
Distributed generation (DG) is the interconnection of an electrical generating facility — solar, wind, battery power, etc. — located at a member’s service location. An example of DG is a solar power system installed at a home.
Need help determining if DG is right for you? Use our guide to decide.
What is required if my DG system is only for backup? Show More
If the DG system is only for backup and not used in parallel to the PEC distribution system, please follow the requirements for standby generation.
Can I install a battery system? Show More
Yes, PEC’s interconnection policy and process is not specific to any one technology.
What are the fees associated with interconnecting DG? Show More
If the system is to operate in parallel with the PEC distribution system, the associated costs recover PEC’s actual cost to facilitate a member installing DG.
- For systems smaller than or equal to 50 kW in size, the following fees apply:
- Application fee: $250
- Interconnect fee: $400
- For systems larger than 50 kW in size, the following fees apply:
- Application fee: $150
- Engineering study fee (actual cost)
- Interconnect fee $250
- For transferring a DG interconnect to a different member account, a $150 application fee applies.
Fees effective as of December 18, 2020.
How can I pay the fees associated with interconnecting DG? Show More
- For members: Interconnection fees will be posted to your PEC account and invoiced with consumption for the location at the time of submission of an interconnect application.
- For installers paying on behalf of a member:
- Pay by phone: 1 (844)-886-9798 using the members 10-digit account number or phone number.
- Pay via web using our Pay Now feature, using the member’s 10-digit PEC account number and the PRIMARY account holder’s last name.
- PEC accepts all major credit cards and checks by phone; there is no fee to make payment.
- Mail payment(s) to PEC at P.O. Box 1 Johnson City TX 78636 ATTN: REMITTANCE include the member’s PEC account number, name, and service address with the payment.
***Please note, fees do not post to the account until a new billing cycle occurs. Members logging into SmartHub will not see the fees posted to the account until a new bill is generated***
Will I receive a credit for power I send back onto the PEC distribution system? Show More
Yes, if you have an approved interconnection agreement with PEC, then depending on the size of the installation, you will be credited back for all power that flows into the distribution system. For more information on interconnection rates, please see the distributed generation interconnection rates page.
What will I be charged for power I consume? Show More
Depending on the size of the installation, you will be charged at the applicable interconnect rate. For more information on interconnection rates, please see the distributed generation interconnection rates page.