To support and encourage the installation of Net-Metered renewable generation projects in SWEC’s service territory and to promote a non-subsidized renewable Net-Metering program.
Members interconnecting to any Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SWEC) Distribution Circuit will pay an application fee of $50.00 for any system up to 10kW, and $50.00 plus $1 per kW for facilities greater than 10 kW.
Members interconnecting to a SWEC Distribution Circuit will be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of any necessary upgrades (if required), to the SWEC Distribution Circuit which may include a larger transformer. Members interconnecting to a SWEC Distribution Circuit will be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of interconnection energy flow studies (if required) not including the application fee.
Only renewable systems may be connected to the renewable Net-Meter. All Qualifying facility systems must be stand-alone and must be interconnected at a SWEC Net-Metering location. Interconnection of mechanical combustible generators or battery systems must comply with the National Electric Code: Article 445.18
The aggregation of excess Net-Metered energy will not be allowed. Only the Net-Metering location will be credited and paid for any excess energy produced.
All Net-Meter members will be paid at the SWEC Avoided Cost Rate as filed with the NMPRC annually, for excess energy received to a SEC distribution circuit. When the excess energy credits exceeds $50.00 for any billing month, a check will be issued to the Member for that account.
While some Members have a REC meter on their renewable system, SEC no longer participates in the payment of REC's from any interconnected renewable system.
The Net-Meter is the property of the SEC which meters all energy delivered to, and received from, the a Member.
Download Interconnect Application Agreement here. *
*(If you are looking at something over 10kW, a more extensive application process and different fees will apply.)