We support renewable energy and partner with our customers to ensure safe and reliable interconnection of renewable energy into the electric grid.
Customers who generate their own electricity with renewable energy sources can interconnect with the electric grid and receive bill credits for excess generation. A special net-capable meter at the customer’s premise measures the energy a customer uses off the grid and the excess generation the renewable system provides onto the grid, and calculates the difference or “net.”
Atlantic City Electric follows and complies with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Annotated Code 14:8 for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Net Metering, and Interconnection. Small generator technologies that qualify for interconnection with our system include solar (photovoltaic or “PV”), rooftop solar, wind, biomass, anaerobic digestion, geothermal electric, fuel cells using renewable sources, and micro-combined heat and power (up to 30 kW). Recently, innovative new net energy metering programs have become available for aggregated net metering.
The two-part interconnection application process connects your renewable generator system to the electric grid. This complex process takes approximately 73 business days from when Atlantic City Electric receives your complete application to when Atlantic City Electric issues your Authorization to Operate, including the time during which your contractor installs your solar array or other renewable generating system.
Green Power Connection™ is our process for facilitating Net Energy Metering (NEM) interconnections. Our dedicated team of consultants and account coordinators manage the customer’s experience – from processing applications to resolving issues – for residential and smaller commercial interconnection projects.
Here is information to guide you through the process.