Distributed Generation Interconnection Rates

Information about our distributed generation (DG) interconnection rates can be found below, organized by installation size.

Interconnection Net Metering Up to 50 kW

Applicable to members with distributed generation that is less than or equal to 50 kW. The member must have an effective agreement for interconnection with the cooperative, according to Section 600 Interconnection Policy found in the Tariff. This tariff is applicable to all rate classes except Industrial and Power Plant Start Power.

Net Metering Service

Service will be through a single meter, with two registers that measure the delivered energy from PEC to the member and the received energy from the member to PEC.

  • Delivered Energy is the total energy delivered to a member from PEC during the billing cycle (member is billed based on Delivered Energy).
  • Received Energy is the total surplus energy received by PEC during the billing cycle from the DG system overproduction (member is given a credit based on Received Energy).

Net Energy

On a monthly basis, the net energy will be calculated by subtracting the received energy from the delivered energy.

Rates

Members on this rate may see the following charges or credits:

  • The Service Availability Charge will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff.
  • The Delivery Charge will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff with charges applied to the Delivered Energy.
    • The Base Power Charge will apply to the net energy. If net energy is 0 kWh or greater, then the rates will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff with charges applied to net energy consumed at the premises.
    • If net energy is less than 0 kWh, then the net energy will be credited at a Net Energy Credit Rate.
  • The Transmission Cost of Service (TCOS) charge will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff.

Interconnection Metering (Greater than 50 kW)

Applicable to members with distributed generation that is greater than 50 kW AC. The member must have an effective agreement for interconnection with the cooperative, according to Section 600 Interconnection Policy found in the Tariff, and comply with the applicable provisions of Section 600.

Metering Service

The cooperative may install two meters, owned and operated by the cooperative, for the member. The first meter will record total DG production. The second meter will have two registers, one that records energy delivered (Delivered Energy) to the member, and another that records surplus energy returned to the cooperative through DG system overproduction (Received Energy). The cooperative will have access to all of the member’s meter data for billing purposes.

  • Delivered Energy is the total energy delivered to a member from PEC during the billing cycle (member is billed based on Delivered Energy).
  • Received Energy is the total surplus energy received by PEC during the billing cycle from the DG system overproduction (member is given a credit based on Received Energy).

Rates

Members on this rate will see the following charges or credits:

  • The Service Availability Charge will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff.
    • Small Power Service Availability Charge: $47.50 per month
    • Large Power Service Availability Charge: $175 per month
  • Delivered Energy rates will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff with charges applied to the Delivered Energy.
  • Capacity Demand Charge for Large Power members will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff.
  • The Base Power Charge will apply to the net energy.
    • If net energy is 0 kWh or greater, then the rates will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff with charges applied to net energy consumed at the premises.
    • If net energy is less than 0 kWh, then the net energy will be credited at the Wholesale Energy Rate. The Wholesale Energy Credit Rate is equal to 80 percent of the Flat Rate Power Cost as per the otherwise applicable tariff.
  • The Transmission Cost of Service (TCOS) charge will apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff.