Customer Services > Small Wind/Solar Generators
Currently there is a lot of public interest in using the wind or solar to power home and farm generators. The Northeast Power has prepared the following documents to help customers decide if investing in wind power is feasible.
The documents below are the most current versions revised to comply with all Federal Regulations. It is the intent of the Northeast Power to comply with all applicable regulations governing the interconnection of wind or solar generators and the payment for any energy produced.
- Project Intercon
Agreement - sets out the responsiblities of each party when connecting
a generator to the electric system.
- Project Manual -
an overview of the requirements and process of connecting a wind or
to the electric system.
- Rate Schedule AC-1 - Rate Schedule AC-1 applies to Northeast Power (“Northeast Power”) Customers that own and operate a non-dispatchable DG Facility, not exceeding a total nameplate rating 25 kW and which is located on the Customer’s premises; produces energy mainly for consumption on site; is interconnected and operates in parallel with the Northeast Power’s existing facilities; and is measured by Northeast Power at a single metered facility located at the immediate interconnection point of the Customer’s generating facility.
Energy Purchase Agreement - sets out the terms of any sales to
- Policy Bulletin for Net Metering of Energy Use - for accounts with customer owned generation powered by renewable sources of energy
Connecting a commercial generator to a high voltage electric system is not always an easy job. A wind or solar generator doesn't have to be connected to the electric company, but if it is to be connected, there are requirements to ensure the safety of our linemen and to properly meter and pay for any energy that goes out onto the electric wires.
The Northeast Power doesn't make any electricity, so we are not in competition with any potential wind generator. Fairness to all rate payers requires that we pay no more or no less for electricity from wind power than is available through our regular wholesale energy provider, the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). The amount Northeast Power will pay is detailed in the following Rate Schedule AC1.
The staff at the Northeast Power are not experts on wind or solar generators and can not comment on the viability of any installation. We have retained outside experts to help us with these documents and in setting the application process. Our intentions are to allow potential investors in wind generators to have the information needed to make a decision based in facts.