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There are many things to consider if you wish to connect generators to Pacific Power's electric grid. We want to help so you can be successful with your interconnection.

The documents on this page can help you get started.

Transient Overvoltage Management

Customer generation systems shall not drive overvoltage conditions during a fault (short-circuit). To ensure this, generation systems should either use inverters which comply with the latest IEEE 1547 standard, or be effectively grounded. If the total generation on a circuit is less than 10% of the circuit's minimum load (daytime minimum load for solar generation), we can waive the requirement.

PDF Frequently Asked Questions: Transient Overvoltage Management for Distributed Energy Resources

PDF Effective Grounding for Customer Generated Facilities

 

Long-term considerations

Installing a solar generation system is a long-term commitment. Use these checklists to help you make decisions as you plan your project.

PDF Long Checklist | Short Checklist (PDF)

Battery System Interim Technical Requirements

PDF Battery System Interim Technical Requirements

wattsmart energy efficiency programs

Energy efficiency is the most cost-effective resource available, so it's a great idea to maximize your facility's efficiency before you install a solar system. We offer cash incentives to help you be wattsmart to save both energy and money.

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