Operation of customer-owned electric power generation sources can take many forms, all of which involve special attention to safety for customers and Duke Energy employees. See below for more information on safety, the application to interconnect process and other information.
For questions, contact the Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office at email@example.com.
Interconnection of renewable generation (wind, solar, tidal, methane, etc.) will require one of the following to take advantage of the "net metering" rules. (To see the net metering rules, click here.) All eligible systems will be fueled by a renewable resource and will be designed to offset customer's usage. Customers will need to ensure that adequate access to the meter is maintained given that the bi-directional meters installed for these types of interconnections must be manually read. If access to the meter becomes an issue, the usage will be estimated for billing purposes; benefits for exported power will be credited in the month the meter is read.
Duke Energy will replace your current meter with a bi-directional meter that will be capable of recording any exported power for the purpose of calculating any credits you may be due. The meter should be replaced within 3 weeks of receipt of the completed application.
For questions, contact the Distribution-Interconnected Generation office at CustomerGenerationPEF@duke-energy.com.
Tier 3 (> 100kw and <=2000kw)
Application fee of $750, proof of general liability insurance of $2 million, the installation of an externally accessible, lockable a/c disconnect device located in close proximity to the meter location in addition to the completed application are required for this level of installation. Given the complexity and variability of systems of this size, there may be other protection equipment required beyond the disconnect switch which will be determined through the interconnection study that would be performed by Duke Energy. Upon receipt of the application fee and initial information on the generation system and location, Duke Energy will perform an analysis to determine interconnection requirements and will notify the customer of the results within 60 days. To initiate this process, send the Tier 3 application (PDF) with sections A & B completed, along with the $750 application fee to:
Duke Energy Florida
Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office
2166 Palmetto Street
Bldg. C – Mail code CW75
Clearwater, FL 33765
A Duke Energy employee will contact the customer within 10 business days regarding their proposed installation and will begin the interconnection analysis to determine any additional requirements. Once all interconnection requirements have been met, the customer will then be responsible for the completion of the application form, as well as completing the interconnection contract. Duke Energy will replace your current meter with a bi-directional meter that will be capable of recording any exported power for the purpose of calculating any credits you may be due.
Customer-owned generation sources interconnecting to Duke Energy's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) facilities:
Customer-owned generation sources that momentarily parallel (electrically connect) with the Duke Energy system when transferring load from the utility to the generator or vice versa:
For customer-owned generation sources that momentarily parallel (electrically connect) with the Duke Energy system for greater than 100 milliseconds:
Prior to the planning and construction of such a paralleling system, a customer should fill out the parallel operation information sheet with the Duke Energy distribution system and mail it to the Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office at:
Distribution-Interconnected Generation office
P.O. Box 14042, WC14
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
A Duke Energy representative will be in contact with you within 10 business days to discuss your generation interconnection.
For the safety of Duke Energy personnel, Duke Energy may require certain protective systems to be in place at the generation site. The Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office will provide assistance with the requirements that may apply.