Interconnection Process

The path toward connecting your distributed generation installation to PEC’s system begins here. This process will take approximately four to six weeks to complete, and PEC is always here to help.

Before you begin the process, review the Distributed Generation (DG) FAQs, including the associated fees and rates.

Next, complete and submit your interconnection application.

A one-line diagram is required at the time of submission of your DG application. See Sample One-Line Diagram.

Application fee for 50 kW and under: $250
The application fee will be applied to your account to cover the costs to process the application as well as the software and staff time to complete a system impact engineering study.

Application fee for over 50 kW: $150 + actual study cost
The application fee will be applied to your account to process the application as well as the actual cost of a system impact engineering study.

Fees effective as of December 18, 2020.

Fees amended July 16, 2021.

If the system impact engineering study determines that upgrades to PEC’s distribution system are necessary, the member can choose whether to proceed to work with the cooperative on the upgrades as per Section 400 Line Extension Policy in the PEC Tariff and Business Rules.

A PEC representative will contact you to let you know when the application process is complete and confirm if you want to move on to the interconnection agreement step.

You will receive an email notification once your application is approved. If you choose to move forward with the interconnection process, submit a completed Interconnection Agreement for Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation (DG) to [email protected] to get started.

Interconnection fee for 50 kW and under: $250
For 50 kW and below distributed generation systems, the interconnect agreement fee will be applied to your account to cover the work required to complete the agreement step. This fee recovers on-site inspection costs, and all work needed to setup the account.

Interconnection fee for over 50 kW: $250
For DG systems above 50 kW, the interconnect agreement fee will be applied to your account to cover the work required to complete the agreement step. This fee recovers on-site inspection costs and all work needed to setup the account.

Fees effective as of December 18, 2020.

Fees amended July 16, 2021.

Member and installer, if applicable, will receive a notice of approval to install DG equipment.

Once construction is completed, please contact PEC to request an on-site inspection of your DG system.

PEC will email notice of permission to operate your DG system with the fully executed interconnection agreement.

Applicable interconnection billing is started, and the interconnection process is complete! For more information, please see:

  • 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, 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***