Distributed Generation (DG)

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.



FAQs

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.

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.

Yes, PEC’s interconnection policy and process is not specific to any one technology.

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.

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.

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.