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Getting Started

​Customers are increasingly supplementing PECO​ energy with self-generated power. Interconnection is the process of registering and connecting power generation equipment, such as solar energy systems, to PECO's electric distribution system.​

Step-by-Step Process

Every solar project goes through a similar step-by-step process. Here are the primary steps that you will experience if you choose to go solar.

Research Solar

Find out your property's solar potental based on rooftop characteristics and electricity use. Visit our interconnection viability map to see if solar is feasible for you. Next, research and hire a qualified contractor.

Apply to Connect

Work with your contractor to submit an interconnection application requesting your system be interconnected to PECO's smart grid.

Once your application has been entered into our system, you may track the progress of your project via our project tracker. Please note: To view your project, the email address you or your contractor enters as part of the application must match the email addresss you use to sign in to your My Account at PECO.com.

Install and Operate

Have a qualifed contractor install your solar energy system. Once your interconnection application has been approved, PECO will issue a Permission to Operate (PTO) and ensure the proper net metering infrastructure is in place (if applicable). Then, flip the switch and start safely generating energy

Enjoy the Benefits!

Receive net metering credits from PECO when your solar energy system produces more energy than you consume (up to 110% of your previous 12 months usage if installing a leased system). You also may be eligible for other solar credits as detailed on your solar calculator report.

For more information about the process, download our interconnection brochure.

Working with a Contractor

Have additional questions? A qualified solar contractor can answer any questions you may have and provide a thorough evaluation of your property.

Learn more about finding a contractor.

Apply to Connect My Solar Energy System

In most cases, a customer will work with a contractor to connect their solar energy system to the smart grid. However, you can apply for interconnection as a customer.

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