“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Duke Energy,” said Steve Levitas, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Pine Gate Renewables, a solar developer based in Asheville, N.C. There is no registration fee for interconnecting customers with Level 1 solar modules (up to a size of 10 kW). For Level 2 and 3 applications, there is $50 and $100 respectively for registrations plus USD 1/kW and $2/kW. Most solar installations for residential buildings are Level 1. In addition to the Level 1 application, it must include an electrical diagram at a line, device specifications and a circuit breaker. After the system is installed, there may be an inspection. The deadline for filing the final link application is October 1 to ensure that the system is connected before the end of the year. Solar projects with a total capacity of several hundred megawatts (MW) are expected to be completed in 2021 and 2022 (in addition to those already being manufactured). The parties also agreed to resolve several long-standing formal and informal disputes over interconnection. Die Siedlung betrifft nur Solaranlagen im Versorgungsma-stab und keine privaten Solareigent-mer. Duke Energy has more than 25,000 solar customers on the roof of the Carolinas and continues to show healthy and steady growth in this sector as well as a rapid and efficient interconnection process.
The connection process varies depending on the size of the project. Most private customers have a sized system of 20 kW or less, in which case customers must first submit a prepayment with a non-refundable fee of $300. The customer must then subscribe to the online connection requirement signed by the customer requesting a connection, as well as a $100 non-refundable processing fee including a one-line electrical diagram and insurance certification for customers equipped with Level 1 solar module systems (generation 10 kW or less), there is no application fee, circuit breaker or insurance requirement related to this system size. Duke Energy will replace the customer`s current meter with a two-way meter capable of recording excess energy production for the calculation of net meter credits. Tier 2 and Tier 3 production facilities have application fees of $240 AND $750 and require insurance of $1 million and $2 million. The parties have the N.C.