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SC Net-Meter Toolkit

If you are a Duke Energy Progress customer in South Carolina who generates electricity from your own renewable facility, you may be eligible to offset your retail bill through "Net Metering." Through this arrangement you can use the electricity you generate while receiving service from Duke Energy Progress. The nameplate capacity of you generating facility cannot exceed the lesser of your estimated maximum annual kilowatt demand or 20 kW for residential or 1000 kW for non-residential.

To establish a Net Meter arrangement you will be required to complete the steps below.

Step 1: Request approval to interconnect

All Duke Energy Progress customers that install renewable generation who intend to interconnect or operate in parallel with the utility grid must adhere to all requirements and conditions within the SC Interconnection Standard.

Customers that own generation facilities such as solar and wind, that are 20 kW or less in nameplate capacity will begin the interconnection process by reviewing the Interconnection Standards and then completing the Interconnection Request Online Application form.

The Interconnection Request must be completed in its entirety and submitted with the requirements below. If the system is not self-installed the contact information of the installer/electrician should be listed on the request.

Documents you must submit for interconnection approval:

1) Application to Interconnect

2) One-line Diagram*

3) Copy of Insurance Declaration of Coverage –The required coverage shall be a applicable standard homeowner’s or building owner’s insurance policy with liability coverage in the amount specified below

  • Residential: $100,000 per occurrence
  • Non-Residential: $300,000 per occurrence

4) Inverter Manufacturer's Spec Sheet

Submit the Interconnection Request and other requirements above to the following address below.

Mailing Address:

Duke Energy Progress
Attention:  Customer Owned Generation – Mail Code ST13A
P.O. Box 1010
Charlotte, N.C.  28201

Overnight Mailing Address:

Duke Energy Progress
Attention:  Customer Owned Generation – Mail Code ST13A
400 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC  28202

After we evaluate the documents you send a Duke Energy Progress representative will issue contingent approval for construction of the facility provided the facility meet all interconnection and safety requirements.

*A one-line drawing is an electrical drawing of the system that identifies all major equipment associated with the generation system including the meter base.  A one-line drawing can typically be provided by your installer.