South Carolina customers wishing to connect renewable and nonutility-owned generation resources to the Progress Energy Distribution System must follow standards as adopted by the South Carolina Public Utilities Commission (SCPUC).
Customers intending to interconnect generation to Duke Energy Progress' electric grid must adhere to all utility requirements, state and local ordinances, electrical permitting and regulations adopted by the South Carolina Public Utilities Commission (the governing body of regulated utilities). This website is intended to provide access to Duke Energy Progress' relevant interconnection documents, but does not constitute a comprehensive guideline for generator installation. We recommend that customers consult with energy professionals or qualified renewable energy installers for complete project assistance.
What you need to know
If you intend to have a distribution interconnected generation system online by Dec. 31, Duke Energy Progress requires that your complete Interconnection Request be received by the applicable date below in order to be considered. Submission of an Interconnection Request by these dates does not guarantee that the interconnection process will be complete by the end of the year. Alternately, an Interconnection Request received after the recommended deadline may be interconnected by the end of the year depending on resource availability; however, prioritization will be given to requests received by these dates.
All interconnections are subject to completion of program and interconnection process requirements, Duke Energy Progress resource availability, holiday schedules, inclement weather, and other unforeseen system emergencies.
|Size of distribution interconnected generation system intended to be operational by December 31st of any year||Date by which Duke Energy Progress must receive a complete Interconnection Request||Date by which generation system receives electrical inspection approval (necessary to commission the system and set a meter)|
|10 kW and below||November 1||December 1|
|Greater than 10 kW up to 500 kW||October 1||December 1|
|Greater than 500 kW up to 2 MW||August 1||December 1|
|Above 2 MW||Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Duke Energy Progress recommends allowing a minimum of 6 months to interconnect large generation projects|
For drawings that show exactly how a customer-owned sell-all generating facility should interconnect to the Duke Energy system, please refer to the Requirements for Electric Service and Meter Installations. (PDF)
We recommend that you become familiar the South Carolina Public Service Commission approved Interconnection Standards which govern state jurisdictional generator interconnection.
For residential with a capacity of 20 kW and less, or nonresidential with a capacity of 100 kW and less
1. Once you have determined the installation site and gathered technical information for the generator, you’ll need to complete an Application for Interconnection. The form includes a section to indicate your intentions for the energy output, whether selling power or net-metering. This information is necessary for Duke Energy Progress to assist in accompanying procedures and agreements.
2. Send completed Application to the address below along with non-refundable application fee.
|Generation Type/Capacity||Application Fee|
|Residential up to 20kW||$100|
|Non-residential up to 100kW||$250|
|All Others||notification required|
All applications must be sent by mail to:
Duke Energy Progress
Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office - PEB3
410 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone Number: 919-546-7918
Note: The Interconnected Generation Office will contact the applicant once a complete request to interconnect is received and a Duke Energy representative will assist with further interconnection, energy sales or net-metering requirements.
For energy from QF generation more than 100 kW