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Florida Interconnection Procedures

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 customer.generation.pef@pgnmail.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 Net Metering Tariff (PDF)
  • Tier 1 (<=10 kw)

    No application fee, disconnect switch or insurance requirement, simply complete the application and interconnection contract and mail to the address below:

    Duke Energy Place
    Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office
    299 1st Ave North, mailcode PEF 123
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    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 customer.generation.pef@pgnmail.com.
  • Tier 2 (> 10kw and <=100kw)

    Application fee of $240, proof of general liability insurance of $1 million, the installation of an externally accessible, lockable a/c disconnect switch located in close proximity to the meter location, in addition to the completed application and signed contract are required for this level of installation. All the appropriate paperwork will need to sent to:

    Duke Energy Place
    Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office
    299 1st Ave North, mailcode PEF 123
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    After receipt of all completed paperwork, a Duke Energy employee will be scheduled to inspect the installation, primarily for the validation of an appropriate disconnect switch. Following that inspection, the meter will be scheduled to be replaced 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 process should take 3-4 weeks from the receipt of all completed paperwork.
  • 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 Place
    Distribution-Interconnected Generation Office
    299 1st Ave North, mailcode PEF 123
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    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.