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Interconnection Agreements Required

Considering distributed generations like solar panels, contact us first

Thinking about installing solar panels or a windmill?

These are grid-connected generation systems. And they allow you to power your home or business with renewable energy. The system must be also connected to the grid to keep power flowing when the sun does not shine, or the wind does not blow.

As your local utility, Vera is responsible for maintaining a safe, reliable electric grid to power our community. As more customers install grid-connected distributed generation, we are here to help customers while maintaining the safety of the grid.

In most cases, these systems must be interconnected to feed excess power back into the electric grid.

If you are interested in distributed generation systems for your home or business, please contact us before making the investment. We want to help you choose a system that includes the safety and power quality components necessary to keep you, Vera crews and members of the community safe.

If a storm hits and a power outage occurs, distributed generation systems must be able to properly disconnect from the electric grid to ensure lineworkers are not injured or electrocuted while restoring power.

An individualized, custom interconnection agreement must be reviewed and signed before your distributed generation system is connected to the electric grid. The agreement is intended to ensure safe, reliable and quality electric service for all.

In addition to safety concerns, you should contact Vera Financial Analysts Jeremy Keller, jkeller@verawaterandpower.com, to review applicable metering rates.

When grid-connected systems generate more electricity than you can use, the excess electricity is fed back into the grid and used elsewhere. This means your utility bill may be adjusted to reflect the additional power your system provided.

Let’s work together to ensure a safe, reliable electric system.

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