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Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy made the decision to suspend disconnects, waive late fees and offer special payment plans to assist our members and customers during this difficult time. While the decision had already been made to extend these special circumstances until August, Gov. Cooper issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30 outlining the same timeline. We encourage everyone (including Flexpay members) to continue paying your energy bill to avoid a large balance at the end of this crisis. Call us at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan.
There are two methods to interconnect systems up to 100 kW in size to the Cooperative’s electric grid: Net Billing (Sell All/Buy All) and Net Metering:
Net Billing (Sell All/Buy All)
Requires a 2nd-meter socket be added adjacent to the existing meter socket, and the renewable system interconnection point is located at the “line” (upstream) side of the existing metering point.
This enables all of the kWhs produced by the renewable system to be placed on the electric grid. Approved renewable systems up to 100 kW in size are eligible for the Net Billing rate.
The renewable energy kWhs are delivered through the existing metering point/meter and enable any “excess” kWhs to flow back on the electric grid.
Approved systems up to 25 kW in size are eligible for the Net Metering rate.
Inverters must be UL 1741 listed and labeled as “Utility Interactive.” Also, a manual AC disconnect switch must be mounted within 5 feet of the meter base. Prior to submitting your application for interconnection, verify your system’s permitting and inspection requirements with local governmental agencies having oversight and jurisdiction at your location.
Glossary of Terms
You should review the terms in the Glossary as
they are used throughout all the documents.