Solar, Wind & Hydro Interconnections

7 Steps to Completing Your Interconnection Project

1. Check Your Program Eligibility

Contact PSREC at (530) 832-4261 to verify which interconnection program you qualify for.

2. Request Your Usage History and Get Contractor Quotes

Tips for Hiring a Solar Contractor (PDF)

Solar Consumer Protection Guide

Guía de protección solar al consumidor

3. Submit Your Application to The PSREC Interconnection Department

Member or contractor submits complete application. Includes system design, electrical one-line drawing, and applicable fees.

Application Instructions and Checklist (PDF)

Interconnection of Distributed Resources Policy and Procedures Manual

Instrucciones de aplicacion solar y lista de verificacion (PDF)

Interconexion de Recursos Distribuidos Politica y Manual de Procedimientos (PDF)

4. Application Review

To better facilitate interconnection application processing, please submit your application at least six weeks prior to proposed interconnection (10 weeks for 400 Amp or commercial service).

PSREC reviews application for completeness and accuracy. Any necessary corrections must be made by member or contractor.

Applications will be reviewed and responded to within 15 business days.

Following approval of application, construction/installation of PV system may commence. Please notify PSREC and provide an estimated date of completion for the installation, as far in advance as possible.

5. System Installation

Contractor installs the system.

NOTE: The system can NOT be energized until the meter is exchanged.

6. City or County Conducts Building Code Inspection

Member or contractor obtains local jurisdiction inspection. Be sure to send notification to PSREC.

7. PSREC Inspection and Meter Change Out

Submit a copy of final building permit, showing inspection was approved, and call PSREC to schedule a meter exchange (this may take up to 10 business days).

PSREC personnel will inspect the system to ensure compliance with PSREC standards.