Connecting to the Grid
Member-consumers who own qualifying renewable energy facilities may connect to ACEC's power grid, or cogenerate power with the Cooperative, if terms of the cogeneration contract are met.
How it works
- The member-consumer's facility is evaluated for compliance with all of the requirements of our electric tariff and general regulations for such alternative energy producers.
- A meter that measures both kWhs generated and kWhs used is installed.
- The interconnection allows member-consumers to purchase power from ACEC if their electricity needs exceed their facility's generating capacity.
Cogeneration and interconnection contracts (Required documents must be completed before connection will be made)
- Standard Application and Interconnection Agreement (required)
- Certificate of Completion (required)
- Terms and Conditions
- Illustration of Cogeneration Installation
- Electric Tariff
Thinking about a solar system?
- Questions to Ask a Solar PV Vendor (this list of questions is also included in DG: Frequently Asked Questions)
- 10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar
- Community Solar: An Easy Option
- Solar Ownership Options
- Solar Systems: What Size is Right for You?
- Solar Energy: Frequently Asked Questions
- Solar Energy Guide
The Iowa Energy Center is an excellent source for information about renewable energy systems.
The Iowa Utilities Board released a Distributed Generation Information Guide for on-site generation. (Jan. 2015)
If you have any questions, contact John Molumby or call (563) 864-7611 or toll free (888) 788-1551.