Utility Interconnection Agreement

Description: The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) has developed this connection rule for all distributed productions that are not subject to the state`s net measurement rule. Rule 5,500 therefore applies to all cogeneration systems. The PSB will not limit the size of the system, although some systems are eligible for a fast-track application process. Systems that are not eligible for interconnection under the fast track mechanism are subject to additional studies and/or screening criteria. Description: Approved in 2007, the Connecticut connection standard applies for distributed production, including cogeneration, up to 20MW. This standard refers to the two utility companies and separates distributed production into three different levels depending on the size of the system. These levels are consistent with INTERC connection standards, on which Connecticut standards are closely linked. On April 1, 2010, the Utah Public Utilities Commission (PSC) adopted final interconnection rules. The rules came into effect on April 30, 2010 and are based on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission`s (FERC) imkliedation standards for small generators, adopted in May 2005 by deFERC 2006. Utah`s interconnection rules contain provisions for three levels of connection for systems up to 20 MW, based on the complexity of the system. Interconnection requirements, standards and verification procedures are divided into three stages. Although the CECP is not explicitly defined as an eligible technology, the legislation is interpreted to apply to all electricity generation resources. For systems of more than 10 MW, a step-by-step guide for the interconnection of greater decentralized production with the ERCOT transmission network.

The distributed generation interconnection tool for Texas was developed by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) with support from the U.S. Department of Energy. It can help ensure an effective and rapid interconnection process from start to finish. Description: Although only « emergency rules » currently apply, the Illinois Corporation Commission, in response to the absence of formal regulation until April 1, 2008, which was established by enabling legislation, envisions an interconnection standard that would explicitly include cogeneration. The current emergency rules contain KTC and are based on IEEE 1547. Four levels of connection are delineated, dividing the assembly into different sizes up to 10 MW. In March 2010, CCI established interconnection standards for high-production decentralized facilities or facilities with more than 10 MW. It is rare for small private solar installations to need a larger network extension to connect, but this is often the case for large commercial solar projects. The electricity grid is designed in such a way that the electricity generated by centralised power plants can be supplied to households and businesses that use electricity. The network is equipped for smaller installations, residences that reinstall electricity to the grid. Once your electricity provider has given the installation permission, you and your installer can continue with the rest of the installation process.

The final stage of the solar connection, the operating license, is after the installation of your solar installation. However, because commercial facilities produce more electricity, the grid must be equipped for this generation of electricity and it may therefore be necessary to extend it to the existing grid infrastructure. Depending on the type of upgrade, these additional costs can vary considerably. Fortunately, many states have rules that limit the unexpected costs that a solar customer would have to pay before the supply company pays the extra costs. Description: In 1999, New York became the second state in the country to adopt a connection standard and has been regularly reviewed since then.