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.
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.
Find out your property's
solar potential 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.
Work with your contractor to submit an interconnection application requesting your system be interconnected to PECO's smart grid.
Have a qualified 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
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
For information about net metering and multiple accounts, download our virtual meter brochure.
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.
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.