Before electric cooperatives began stringing power lines through rural America, many farm families made do with their own sources of electric generation. Noisy, often unreliable technologies like steam engines, windmills, and ram pumps were the only options available to make electricity a part of daily life.
Today, the cutting-edge cousins of these early generators can be spotted in a number of settings: a solar panel on your neighbor’s roof, or perhaps even a wind turbine at the high school down the road.
These mini power plants, called distributed generation or on-site power, make up one percent of all electricity generated in the United States. For consumers, distributed generation can stand in as emergency backup power, provide greater independence, make an environmental statement, and in some cases can decrease electric utility bills.
To assist our members, we have developed materials to navigate the complex process from project conception to completion. If you have any questions please contact your KREMC engineering department 574-267-6331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check List to Connection
- Do Your Research! To help here are a few resources: Office of Energy Efficiency (www.energy.gov), American Wind Energy Association (www.awea.org), Energy Information Administration (www.eia.doe.gov), Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov)
- Read Distributed Generation Interconnections Requirements Packet (download)
- Complete Application (download) and email to email@example.com
- Meet with KREMC to review project and answer any billing questions
- Sign Contract for Interconnections Agreement (download) and provide supporting documents
Kosciusko REMC does not offer net metering as it negates cost-fairness among Cooperative members.
Your KREMC meter sends data each day containing the kWh you purchased from KREMC and the excess kWh that KREMC is purchasing from you.
Credits will be carried over from month-to-month and issued yearly in the form of a bill credit to the account connected to the meter.
Systems under 10kW fall within the guidelines outlined. For larger systems, please contact KREMC.
KREMC will help you establish a timeline taking into account variables related to connecting to the grid.
Yes, please see the packet “Distributed Generation Interconnection Requirements.”