Union Power Cooperative will assist residential and commercial members who have chosen to install a renewable energy generator, with the intent of selling excess power back to the Cooperative. The member must ensure that the installation complies with the National Electric Code (NEC) and all applicable local codes (latest editions) and that the system has been inspected and approved by the electric inspector that has legal jurisdiction. Please call the Cooperative for more information at 704-289-3145.
Interconnection Process 100 kW or less (Residential)
- Read and Sign the Interconnection Agreement
- Complete and Sign the Interconnection Application – 100kW or less
- Provide Proof of Insurance – $300,000 Personal Liability – per occurrence
- Provide an electrical line drawing of the proposed system
- Provide panel and inverter specifications
- All documents should be emailed simultaneously to Billy Brantley
Note: There is a one-time non-refundable $250 Interconnection Charge. Please verify HOA approval, where applicable, prior to applying. Once all required documentation is reviewed and confirmed, we will contact you and advise of payment options.
Once the solar system is built, a final county inspection is required. After receiving the final we will coordinate the installation of a new bi-directional meter. At that point, the system can be activated for service.
Please see Frequently Asked Questions for additional details.
Interconnection Process Over 100 kW (Solar Farm)
- Complete and Sign the Interconnection Application – Over 100 kW
- Complete the NCEMC requirements
- Contact Jake Thomas with any questions
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Interconnection Standards
- Small Qualifying Facilities Rider
- Federal and State Tax Rebates and Incentives
- All Qualifying Facility generator developers that will have a net capacity between 500 kW and 2 MW and intend to sell energy to NCEMC, refer to NC Electric Cooperatives Integration of Renewables for information and related resources.