When considering the connection of a distributed generation resource it is important to adhere to guidelines, in order to assure the safety of the general public and utility personnel, minimize potential damage to property, and prevent adverse operating conditions. We encourage potential DG operators to review the Distributed Generation Standard to identify the requirements for successful projects.
The following steps are required for customer-owned distributed generation resources to be interconnected with District facilities:
- Complete the District’s Application for Approval to Construct Distributed Generation Interconnection. This is required prior to constructing an interconnection to Southern Public Power District’s distribution system. It is important to complete this document early in the process so that we are aware of your intentions and can research the equipment you propose to connect.
- Equipment can be purchased and construction of the interconnection can begin once the Application has been completed and accepted by both parties.
- Prior to closing the interconnection switch once construction is complete, an inspection by both the State of Nebraska Electrical Division (NSED) and SPPD is required. The NSED should first be contacted by your electrician.
- When your installation has passed NSED requirements, we will be notified by NSED of their approval, and an inspection by SPPD will follow.
- A signed Agreement is the final step for interconnecting a customer-owned distributed generation resource. Upon verification of the terms of the interconnection and equipment by SPPD, both parties will sign the Agreement for the Closed Transition Operation of Distributed Generation and the interconnection switch may be closed.
Please be mindful that the installation, interconnection, and operation of a distributed generation resource without an Agreement signed by both parties shall be grounds for immediate disconnection of the District’s service without constituting a breach of contract.
Pursuant to State Statue 70-2005, enacted in 2009, Southern Public Power District must publish an annual net metering report. Net metering is available to customers who install renewable fuel generators such as solar, wind, hydro or biomass sources and operate the generator in parallel with Southern Public Power District’s electrical system.
Southern Public Power District
Net Metering Report
December 31, 2017
Net Metering Usage Report, 2017
- 19 net metering qualified facilities.
- The total estimated rated generating capacity of qualified facilities is 203 kW.
- The total estimated net kilowatt-hours received from customer-generators is 146,000.
- The total estimated amount of energy produced by customer-generators is 240,000 kWh.