Distributed Generation projects are electric power generators either directly interconnected to MidAmerican Energy's electric distribution system or connected to the electric facilities of a MidAmerican Energy electric retail customer. An interconnection is the connection of electric facilities between MidAmerican Energy and a customer. Distributed generation includes only electric generators that ultimately interconnect to MidAmerican Energy's electric distribution system at voltages less than 100 kilovolts. Common distributed generation technologies include, but are not limited to: wind turbines, solar, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and fuel cells. An example of distributed generation is a MidAmerican Energy customer that owns and installs a wind turbine on their premises to either offset their electricity use or to receive other energy, environmental or financial benefits.
A customer has an option of choosing between two rates applicable to distributed generation, the Net Metering Rate
and the Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities Rate
Customers interested in owning and installing distributed generation must complete the distributed generation interconnection process, enter into an interconnection agreement and receive written permission before operating a generator in parallel with MidAmerican Energy's electric distribution system. The purpose of the interconnection process is to protect our other customers and employees from risks that could result from the improper installation of distributed generation.
For more information, review MidAmerican's
distributed generation FAQs
. Interconnection applications for each state are:
Level 1: Standard Application Form and Interconnection Agreement - 10 kW and Smaller
Levels 2 to 4: Standard Interconnection Request Application Form - Greater than 10 kW to 10 MW or Less
Distributed Generation Facilities - 10 kW and Smaller
Distributed Generation Facilities - Greater than 10 kW to 10 MW or Less
Small Generator Facility Interconnection Request Application - 10 kW or Less, Lab-Tested Inverter-Based Equipment
Small Generator Facility Interconnection Application - Greater than 10 kW to 10 MW or Less
Questions? Just call 888-427-5632 for additional distributed generation information.
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