Renewable energy and "going green" messages abound:
online, on television, in weekly sales fliers from local stores
and from our government. One prospect homeowners
and businesses are looking into is small, on-site
generation and interconnection to the electrical grid.
To serve our members, Habersham EMC is making
interconnection services available. We have developed a
streamlined process for the safe, effiicient, and cost-effective
interconnection of small renewable energy systems.
Our objectives are to:
- Protect the safety of HEMC personnel and members
- Maintain the integrity and reliability of the power grid
- Ensure rate fairness for all members.
Implementing such a project requires research and planning. HEMC will provide objective information about the process, costs involved and rates to interested members. We do not design generation systems nor make recommendations of specifc companies that do so. Habersham EMC is a member of Green Power EMC, which offers an educational website regarding solar generation: solaratgreenpoweremc.com. Once a member decides to undertake an on-site generation project, they should contact HEMC.
Our Consumer Guidelines for Electric Power Generator Installation and Interconnection(PDF) explains what is required by Habersham EMC to begin the process. This document includes contact information for the Habersham EMC representative, the application fee schedule, and a net metering rate schedule. For more information, please refer to this document, Process in Detail (PDF). If you are ready to begin, please complete this application.(PDF)