Interconnect Requests

Customers wishing to connect generators to PacifiCorp (those which do not qualify as net metering) should know that two processes are required for successful interconnection and for the sale of the energy produced.

Interconnect requests are governed by different federal or state regulations depending on the size of the generator, the voltage of the distribution or transmission line the generator is requesting to connect to, and whether the interconnect customer intends to be a Qualified Facility or not.
 
To begin the physical interconnection process to PacifiCorp transmission or distribution lines, please contact Kris Bremer, generation interconnection manager, at 503-813-6496.
 
To begin the Power Purchase Agreement or other sale of energy produced by a qualifying facility, please reference this Qualifying Facility Program (PURPA) page

Net metering rules vary by state. Generally states restrict net metering to 25 kW or smaller customer-owned generation that uses renewable energy to offset electricity purchases from PacifiCorp. For questions regarding net metering, please call us at 1-800-625-6078.
 
For a definition of a Qualified Facility, please visit the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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