NET ENERGY METERING AND SMALL
Pepco requires you to submit an application as part of the process of going solar. The installer should be able to take care of this application from you, however you would need to sign it, either a physical manual application, or digitally online.
The application will do two things for you, besides giving you approval to connect a solar system onto the grid and send power onto it...the first is to get a new 'net' meter installed, one that rolls back when sending power back onto the grid, and the second is to properly code your billing account to give you credit for any exported power you send to the grid.
Part I requires:
DC Customer NEM Contract requires:
Part II of the Interconnection Application requires:
Where do I start?
Prior to installing or operating a generating facility, customers are required to apply and receive Pepco’s written approval. Details are on our website.
How do I apply?
Complete and submit the interconnection application at Pepco.com/gpc
Does the net-capable meter measure total generation?
No. Generation occurs on the customer side of the meter. Any energy generated is first fed inside the premise for electrical use by the appliances, electronics, lights, etc.
How can I see the amount of electricity I generate?
Many systems come furnished with a monitoring device that shows generation. Discuss this with your contractor.
Are there other factors to consider?
Yes. Electricity generation will fluctuate based on several factors — clouds, darkness, and dirty or snow-covered solar panels all limit generation. We recommend that you understand how your system will operate under varying conditions. You may still receive a Pepco bill even though you are generating electricity.
Why would my interconnection application to be delayed or
Applications will be delayed if required information is incomplete or missing, documents are unsigned, or fee payment is not received. In some regions, our utility may not have an open circuit, making net metering interconnection unavailable.
Can you recommend a reputable installer?
No. We recommend you research and consult with an installer or contractor by using publically available resources. If you work with a contractor, it is your responsibility to ensure they are using the appropriate forms, fees, and documentation throughout the interconnection process.