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Interconnection Tiers

Interconnection Tiers

Interconnection is the connection of the RGS (renewable generation system) to LCEC’s electric grid. An interconnection tier is based on the size of the RGS. Follow the steps below depending on the size of your RGS.

Tier One (0-10kW)

Follow these steps to participate in the program:

Step 1 Except for testing and inspection, do not begin parallel operation until after your bidirectional meter is installed.
Step 2 Review LCEC Net Metering Guidelines.
Step 3 Review the rates.
Step 4 Complete a Tier 1 interconnection agreement.
Step 5 Complete a Tier 1 application and compliance form.
Step 6 Submit the application, interconnection agreement, and supporting documentation* to:

LCEC Regulatory & Governmental Relations Division
PO Box 3455
North Fort Myers, FL 33918-3455

*Supporting documentation includes: An electric one-line diagram and spec sheet of the inverter and other installed equipment. An interconnection fee of $35 will be billed to the account after the agreement is approved.

Step 7 Fax final permit approval to: 239-995-9101.
Step 8 Begin parallel operation after bidirectional meter is installed.

Tier Two (>10kW-100kW)

Follow these steps to participate in the program:

Step 1 Except for testing and inspection, the manual disconnect switch should be open. Do not begin parallel operation until after your bidirectional meter is installed.
Step 2 Review LCEC Net Metering Guidelines.
Step 3 Review the rates.
Step 4 Contact your insurance agent and inquire about proper coverage of your renewable-power system under your policy.
Step 5 Complete the following:
  Tier 2 interconnection agreement and Disconnect Switch Specification.
Step 6 Complete a Tier 2 application and compliance form.
Step 7 Submit the application, interconnection agreement, and supporting documentation* to:

LCEC Regulatory & Governmental Relations Division
PO Box 3455
North Fort Myers, FL 33918-3455

*Supporting documentation includes: An electric one-line diagram and spec sheet of the inverter and other installed equipment along with proof of insurance. You will be advised of the interconnection fee after LCEC receives and reviews your completed application and interconnection agreement. This fee will be billed to the account after the agreement is approved.

Step 8 Fax final permit approval to: 239-995-9101.
Step 9 Begin parallel operation after bidirectional meter is installed.

Tier Three (>100kW-1mW)

Follow these steps to participate in the program:

Step 1 Except for testing and inspection, the manual disconnect switch should be open. Do not begin parallel operation until after your bidirectional meter is installed.
Step 2 Review LCEC Net Metering Guidelines.
Step 3 Review the rates.
Step 4 Contact your insurance agent and inquire about proper coverage of your renewable-power system under your policy.
Step 5 Complete a Tier 3 interconnection agreement.
Step 6 Complete a Tier 3 application and compliance form.
Step 7 Submit the application, interconnection agreement, and supporting documentation* to:

LCEC Regulatory & Governmental Relations Division
PO Box 3455
North Fort Myers, FL 33918-3455

*Supporting documentation includes: An electric one-line diagram and spec sheet of the inverter and other installed equipment along with proof of insurance. An interconnection fee of $1,000 will be billed to the account after the agreement is approved.

Step 8 Fax final permit approval to: 239-995-9101.
Step 9 Begin parallel operation after bidirectional meter is installed.
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