Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Net Metering Interconnection Approved

Today we received in the mail a Section H, Utility Application Acceptance from the New Jersey Interconnnection Application for Net Metering Systems Interconnection Application for Net Metering Systems via our electricity provider, PSE&G (Public Service Electric and Gas Company).

What a mouthful. It means that the state has approved the adjustment of our electric meter to allow electricity to flow both ways. Any excess power that our solar electric system produces will go out onto the power grid. When this happens our meter will actually spin backwards, reducing the amount we will owe for power we take from the grid when our system can't produce power (nighttime, for example).

The letter indicates that we can't connect to the grid and/or generate power until a PSE&G technician has inspected the modified hookup. As far as we're concerned, that's good news -- an extra set of eyes checking things over is rarely a bad thing.

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