Net Metering Application and Interconnection F.A.Q.s
- When do I need to notify Choptank that I need a
bi-directional, net energy meter?
Choptank would like as much notice as possible to insure
we have the proper metering in stock so it can be in place
as soon as your generator is on line. Your installer should
be able to give you a time frame once you have made the
decision to go forward with the project. Typically three
weeks is sufficient.
- What do I need to provide to Choptank before the net meter
Based on the size of the system, Level 1, 2, 3, or 4, must
be completed and filed. In most cases a Level 1 or 2 will
be sufficient. A site visit may also be required, because
the unit must have an automatic switch that disconnects the
generator from Choptank's grid if there is a power outage.
This must be in place to conform with Maryland law.
- What level application do I complete?
A Level 1 Application is used for systems under 10 KW capacity.
Use the Level 2 Application for systems 10 to 2000 KW with
lab certified interconnection interconnect equipment. Levels
3 and 4 are for larger more complex interconnect requests.
Level One Interconnection Application ( 238 KB)
Level Two through Level Four Interconnection Application ( 202 KB)
- What is the certificate of completion?
Notifies Choptank that the renewable generation source is
ready to generate power to the grid. Also provides utility
interconnect confirmation to the State for various tax
rebates and renewable energy credits.
- Who do I need to contact at the co-op?
Call the Choptank Customer Service Center, 1-877-892-0001
and tell the customer service representative you need a net
meter installation and they will transfer you to the
appropriate co-op staff person.
Net Metering Requirements
Interconnected generating equipment utilizing inverters must
be compliant with IEEE 1547 and UL 1741. All interconnected
generating equipment must automatically and immediately cease
interconnection with Choptank upon and during power interruption
By signing the application, the member certifies that the
installed generating equipment meets the preceding requirements
and any other electrical/building code requirements by the
Authority Having Jurisdiction. If installation of generating
equipment requires electric service disconnect, an electrical
inspection will be required prior to service being restored.
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Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 430, Denton MD 21629
Toll Free: 877-892-0001