System Interconnection

When you interconnect your own generation equipment with our distribution system, you’ll get more than a measure of grid independence. Whether you own solar panels, wind turbines or other small power-production equipment, the meter at your location will measure the amount of electricity you draw from our system as well as the amount of electricity exported to our grid by your equipment. This is called net metering.

Until your bill is reduced to zero, you’ll be credited at our full rate for the energy you generate. If you generate more power than you use during a given billing period, that amount will be credited at our net energy credit rate, which is our fuel cost with no capacity component. Our current net energy credit rate is posted on the right.

Once you’re interconnected, you can simply log into your SmartHub account and track your net use. The Net Meter Analysis graph displays delivered, received and net use for interconnected meters.

Net Meter Analysis example

System Interconnection Rates

Information about our system interconnection rates can be found below, organized by generation.

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 shall 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.

Net Energy

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

Rates

The service availability charge shall apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff.

If net energy is 0 kWh or greater, then the rates shall 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 shall be credited at a Net Energy Credit Rate equal to the sum of the Base Power Cost and the Power Cost Adjustment as per as the otherwise applicable tariff.

Interconnection Metering (50 kW – 400 kW)

Applicable to small power and large power members with distributed generation that is greater than 50 kW AC and equal to or less than 400 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. This tariff is applicable to small power and large power.

Metering Service

The cooperative shall 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 shall 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 receives credit for Received Energy).

Small Power Service Availability Charge: $47.50 per month
Large Power Service Availability Charge: $175 per month

Delivered Energy rates shall apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff with charges applied to the Delivered Energy.

Capacity Demand Charge for Large Power members shall apply as per the otherwise applicable tariff.

Received Energy shall be credited to the member at the Wholesale Energy Credit Rate. The Wholesale Energy Credit Rate is equal to 85 percent of the sum of the Flat Rate Power Cost and the Power Cost Adjustment as per the otherwise applicable tariff.

System Wide Capacity Limit: Availability of this tariff will be limited and capped to no more than 4 MW AC of system wide total DG nameplate capacity as determined by submission to the cooperative of an application as required by Section 600 and fulfillment of all requirements of Section 600.

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