Member-Owned Generation

Please call Adams Electric before installing any Renewable Energy System.

Adams Electric Cooperative currently provides a net metering incentive for members wanting to install distributed generation that interconnects with the Cooperative.

A summary of our requirements:
  1. To qualify for net metering, the DC output of the panels must not exceed 10 kW.
  2. The member must sign an interconnection agreement.
  3. There is a one-time net metering fee of $150.
  4. If the member has a two-meter electric heating and/or cooling rate, the rate must change to a single-meter electric rate.
  5. Proof of liability insurance coverage of $1M must be provided.
  6. A disconnect means must be provided to isolate the system from Adams Electric Cooperative.
  7. Prior to operating the system, Adams Electric Cooperative will inspect and test the installation to verify its proper and safe operation.

Attached are two policies that cover interconnection of a system and net metering.

Policy 35 – Net Metering Policy

Policy 36 – Interconnection Policy

After discussions with Adams Electric, this form will need to be submitted to begin the interconnection process:

Policy 36 – Attachment A General Description and Electrical Characteristics

For systems larger than 10 kW DC, the system must comply with Public Utility Regulatory Policies (PURPA) and become a qualifying facility (QF).

A summary of our requirements:

  1. An application fee may be required based on the size of the system to study the impact on the electrical distribution system.
  2. Prairie Power, Inc. (PPI) will be responsible for purchasing the excess energy being supplied to the grid.
  3. If the member has a two-meter electric heating and/or cooling rate, the rate must change to a single-meter electric rate.
  4. Metering fees will depend on the complexity of the metering.
  5. The member must sign an interconnection agreement.
  6. Proof of liability insurance coverage of $1M must be provided.
  7. A disconnect means must be provided to isolate the system from Adams Electric Cooperative.
  8. Prior to operating the system, Adams Electric Cooperative will and Prairie Power, Inc. may inspect and test the installation to verify its proper and safe operation.

Attached are the two policies that cover qualifying facilities and interconnection.

Policy 36 – Interconnection Policy

Policy 41 – Interconnection Policy for Co-Generators – Small Power Production

Please contact Adams Electric Cooperative to discuss these requirements in more detail. Call 800-232-4797 or 217-509-7740 and ask to speak with someone about net metering. Business hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

 

Adams Electric Cooperative
Mailing address: P.O. Box 247, Camp Point, IL 62320
Headquarters Location: 700 E. Wood St., Camp Point, IL
Phone: 217-593-7701 – Fax: 217-593-7120