Did you know we have a wind turbine AND a solar array on site? Stop by and check it out, or call us with questions pertaining to renewable energies! Part of your power is also generated from anaerobic digesters at livestock farms, gas generation from landfills, and hydro power. Click here to see the statewide breakdown.
*Interested in installing a renewable system?
Ask for a consultation with Energy Advisor Peter Niagu BEFORE starting the installation process to avoid costly mistakes.
Net Billing information is listed below.
Generating Your Own Renewable Energy
If you’d like to install a wind or solar generation system on your property, our team will walk you through the process. We do not sell renewable systems but we can direct you in the correct direction. It’s important to note that renewable systems involve a significant initial investment and vary greatly depending on the system you choose and your home’s setup. The first step is always to conduct an energy audit to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible. You want to reduce your usage first to make sure you can install the smallest system possible to meet your generation needs, without oversizing and overpaying. This will reduce the size requirements of the solar equipment.
Energy efficiency upgrades, such as adding insulation or changing out lightbulbs to LEDs, often have a much faster payback than installing solar equipment. Learn more about energy audits here and schedule an appointment today!
How it Works
Your equipment must be supplied under an equipment purchase or lease agreement (not an agreement to purchase electricity from the solar vendor). It’s essential to contact us early and review the cooperative’s distribution generation policies prior to starting any solar installation to avoid costly mistakes. *Please review our policies at the bottom of this page.
How You’re Billed
Most members with solar or wind systems still purchase energy from Paulding Putnam Electric each month. But if you generate more electricity than you consume, we’ll buy it from you at wholesale generation rates. This is done by installing a meter that records how much energy you generate onto the grid. This will be monitored and credited on your monthly bill.
Tax Credits for Installations
While installation can be expensive, tax credits can help you reduce the cost of your wind or solar system. Learn more from energy.gov
The purchase of a small solar energy system is eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit through 2019. The tax credit decreases to 26 percent in 2020, then to 22 percent in 2021, and expires on Dec. 31, 2021. If you opt for a solar equipment lease, consider that you will not be eligible for this tax benefit, since you will not own the solar energy system. However, you will want to explore whether you get all or part of this tax benefit applied to your base rate. You can search for additional state, local, or utility incentives on the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE).
Connecting Your Power Source to the Grid
Thank you for your interest in Paulding Putnam Electric’s renewable energy Net Billing Program (NBP). This program is intended for Renewable Producers of 25 kW or less. Here are the steps to follow:
- First, consider an energy audit to ensure you can install the smallest system necessary and avoid overpaying. This will save you in the longrun.
- To ensure your renewable energy system is installed safely and to code, we ask that you review the Net Billing Program Information Sheet below.
- The NBP Information Sheet contains links to the forms necessary to begin the process of connecting your renewable energy system to the PPEC distribution grid. It also contains schedule information that provides a timeline for completion of the connection process.
- After reviewing the materials, but BEFORE starting any installation, call Peter Niagu at 1-800-686-2357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process.
Forms and Agreements
Generation Less Than 25KW
- Agreement for Electric Service for Net Metering (PDF, 27KB)
- Cogeneration Operational Policy (PDF, 17KB)
- Agreement for Interconnection of a Net Metered QF (PDF, 3,4MB)
Generation Greater Than 25KW
- Cogeneration Rules and Regulations (Greater than 25kW) (PDF, 18KB)
- Agreement for Back-Up and Supplementary Electric Service (PDF, 26KB)
- Buckeye Power Purchase Agreement from QFs (PDF, 74KB)
- Interconnection and Parallel Operation Agreement (Greater than 25 kW) (PDF, 43KB)