Net-Metered Distributed Energy

Requirements, timeline and checklists to connect to the PPL Electric Utilities power grid

When you’re installing solar panels, CHP, biomass, or another type of distributed energy resource (DER), PPL Electric Utilities is here to help you connect to the power grid. We recommend applying at least 6 months before interconnection service is needed.

For installations under 25 kilowatts (nameplate), you’ll hear from PPL within 3-4 weeks of submitting a completed application. For all other systems, additional reviews and field visits may be required. In addition, for systems 500 kw or larger, PPL must submit our recommendation to the Public Utility Commission. The project must be under scheduling or under construction within one year of application.

Application

Applications should be submitted online at pplelectric.com/renewable. When applying, you’ll need your one-line diagram, site plan and equipment data sheet. For systems of 25 kW or less, email renewableenergyapplications@pplweb.com. For systems over 25 kW, email businessaccounts@pplweb.com. PPL will then reply with final approval, which will allow you to activate your system.

Design

If PPL facilities need to be modified, your designer will create your plan and contact you with any estimated fees. A right-of-way agreement is required before new electric facilities can be placed on any property.

Expected Review Times

Level 1

Inverter-based 10 KW or less: Up to 1 week

Level 2

Inverter-based systems from 10 KW-2,000 KW: 4-6 weeks

Level 3

Non-inverter-based systems: 4-6 weeks

Level 4

All other systems: 4-6 weeks

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Scheduling

If work is required for PPL, it is typically scheduled 6-8 weeks after design completion and all customer requirements have been met: customer payment, signed right-of-way agreement, customer contract agreement and customer tree work. Trench/conduit for underground secondary/services installation must be completed 2 weeks before construction.

PPL schedules jobs to be completed by the week. The exact day will vary based on weather and other circumstances. Payments must be made by check and mailed to:

PPL WAM
PO Box 25222
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-5222

Overnight payments can be sent to:
PPL Electric Utilities Corp
2 North Ninth Street
CPC- GENN1
Allentown, PA 18101-1175

Construction

Be sure to prepare your site for PPL crews to complete the construction work. Remember to call 811 at least 3 business days before you dig. After your system is installed and before it is activated, log in to pplelectric.com/renewable and submit your Certificate of Completion online.

 

Checklist for Distributed Energy Resources

Application

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Design

Scheduling

Construction