Generating Facility Interconnection Application for Non-Export or NEM Facilities between 30kW - 1000kW

Welcome to the Rule 21 Non-Export Online Application Web Portal for electric generators. This option to submit your application electronically is an intermediate solution as PG&E's Electric Generation Interconnection (EGI) Department works to transition to a 100% web-based application.

On the next page you will find the Rule 21 Non-Export Application (Form 79-974).

Submitting your Application through the online form requires you do so in one session.

There are five steps to completing the online form. An application checklist is available for guidance.

The first three steps of the Interconnection Request entails entering information regarding your Application Type and Contacts; Facility Information; and Generator Information into a web-based form. This part of the application takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

The fourth step of the Interconnection Request entails uploading documents needed to complete your application for the following: a Single Line Diagram; Site Plans and Diagrams; Transformer Nameplate Information; Transfer Switch; and Protective Relays. If your documents are already prepared, this should take you 5 minutes.

The final step certifies that the application was prepared by the individual completing the online form, and that all of the content entered is true and correct.

PG&E strongly recommends preparing all information and materials before starting the online application. If the Interconnection Request is missing information or documents required to begin the generator interconnection process, PG&E will accept the application, but will deem it incomplete. PG&E will provide a written list of deficiencies to the designated representative provided in your request. Failure to submit subsequent information pursuant to Rule 21 will result in the withdrawal of the Interconnection Request.

Questions concerning PG&E's Online Application process can be directed to the Electric Generation Interconnection Department at rule21gen@pge.com.

Begin Application

Before completing this Application please review the instructions. You will be provided with further instructions and next steps after submitting the Application.

Note: Due to the nature of the online submission, certain information on the online application form may be required.

Step 1: Application Type & Generating Facility Info Step 2: Facility Info Step 3: Generator Info Step 4: Attach & Submit

Application Type & Generating Facility Info

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The undersigned Applicant submits this request to interconnect its Generating Facility with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E or Distribution Provider) Distribution System pursuant to Rule 21.*


Please check all that apply:*

Customer Electric Account Information

What electric service will the Generating Facility be interconnected for parallel operation with PG&E?


Name shown on PG&E Service Account:

Customer Contact Information

Who is the customer contact for progress updates?

Legal Entity Signing the Contract

Is the project manager for the Generating Facility the same as the contact person above?*

Will the Generating Facility be owned by a (third) party other than the name appearing on the PG&E service account above?*

Form 79-974, Automated Document, Preliminary Statement A

Generating Facility Information

Operating Mode of the Generating Facility:*




Is this a Net Energy Metering Application?*

Net Energy Metering Generating Facility

If you wish to have your Generating Facility participate on one of PG&E's Net Energy Metering tariffs, following your bidirectional meter installation, your meter and disconnect switch, when required, must be installed in a safe PG&E accessible location and remain unobstructed by plants, structures, locked gates or pets. Meter and disconnect switch access must be maintained at all times for your safety and PG&E's electrical system safety. Additionally, unencumbered access is required for meter reading, system maintenance, and operations. Any animals owned by the customer, for example pet dogs, should be kept clear from these areas to avoid hindering PG&E service personnel from completing their work.

Are there any meter access issues (locked gate, dog, etc.)?*

Where applicable, please enter estimate of the maximum kW the Generating Facility is expected to export to PG&E's Distribution System.

 kW

Provides for parallel operation of the Generating Facility, and exporting energy to PG&E's Distribution System for credit under the terms of PG&E's Net Energy Metering tariffs pursuant to Public Utility Code Section 2827 for solar PV and/or Wind Generating Facilities greater than 30 kW to 1MW or a Renewable Electrical Generation Facility (as defined in Schedule NEM) sized less than 1 MW, or any combination of these with a total size of no more than 1MW. This agreement also requires submittal of an expanded net energy metered supplemental application. This option is available only to eligible Generating Facilities as defined in PG&E's Net Energy Metering tariffs.

Customer Owned Generating Facility (non-NEM) agreement:

Where applicable, please enter estimate of the maximum kW the Generating Facility is expected to export to PG&E's
Distribution System.


If the Generating Facility will never export power to PG&E's Distribution System, a simpler, lower cost, protection scheme may be used to control the interface between the Generating Facility and PG&E's Distribution System. See Rule 21, Section I.2 for instructions, and choose one:




 kW


If the Generating Facility will never export power to PG&E's Distribution System, a simpler, lower cost, protection scheme may be used to control the interface between the Generating Facility and PG&E's Distribution System. See Rule 21, Section I.2 for instructions, and choose one:




Maximum 3-phase fault current contributed by the Generating Facility to a 3-phase fault at the Point of Common Coupling (PCC)?

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How the Generating Facility will be operated:*








Will Qualifying Facility (QF) Status be obtained from the FERC for this Generating Facility?*

Generating Facility will meet the annual Efficiency and Operating Standards of PUC Code 216.6
(Applicable to Cogeneration only):*

Form 79-974, Automated Document, Preliminary Statement A

Generators

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Generators on site are:*

Existing Generator #1

Is the generator certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) according to Rule 21?:*


Generator Design:



Wiring Configuration:*


3-Phase Winding Configuration:*



Neutral Grounding System Used:*



Synchronous Generator?:*


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Induction Generator?:*


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Is generator started as a "motor" only?:*


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AC Disconnect:*

Photovoltaic (PV) Panel:*

Lineside Tap:*


Total number of existing generators: 1


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New Generator #1

Is the generator certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) according to Rule 21?:*


Generator Design:



Wiring Configuration:*


3-Phase Winding Configuration:*



Neutral Grounding System Used:*



Synchronous Generator?:*


 (Xd %)
 (Xd %)
 (Xd %)

Induction Generator?:*


 amps
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Is generator started as a "motor" only?:*


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AC Disconnect:*

Photovoltaic (PV) Panel:*

Lineside Tap:*


Total number of new generators: 1


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Form 79-974, Automated Document, Preliminary Statement A

Each of the following documents are required to be submitted before this application will be processed. Drawings must conform to accepted engineering standards and must be legible.

Attach Required Documents

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Please attach the following documents to this application.

Agreement

Form 79-974, Automated Document, Preliminary Statement A
Customers applying for interconnection who are served under DA by an Energy Service Provider (ESP) must contact their ESP directly for information regarding the options available under their Direct Access contract.
Customers applying for interconnection who are served under CCA Service by a CCA must contact their CCA directly for information regarding the options available under their CCA Service Program.
Reference your PG&E Blue Bill to gather the account information fields. This information allows PG&E's engineering team to understand where your project is located on the electric grid.
The date the status of this Application is changed to "withdrawn" by PG&E. The information submitted in this Application will remain active and valid consistent with the timelines specified in Rule 21.
The Generating Facility will interconnect and operate "in parallel" with PG&E's Distribution System for more than one (1) second.
The Generating Facility will interconnect and operate, providing unscheduled and uncompensated export of real power for a duration exceeding two (2) seconds but fewer than sixty (60) seconds. The expected frequency of "inadvertent export" occurrences should be less than two occurrences per 24-hour period. Protective Functions, technical requirements and operational limitations are described in Rule 21, Section M, Appendix One.
The Generating Facility will interconnect and operate on a "momentary parallel" basis with PG&E's Distribution System for a duration of one (1) second or less through transfer switches or operating schemes specifically designed and engineered for such operation.
The Generating Facility will be "isolated" and prevented from becoming interconnected with PG&E's Distribution System through a transfer switch or operating scheme specifically designed and engineered for such operation.
Provides for parallel operation of the Generating Facility and the occasional, continuous, non-compensated, export of generator facilities sized 2 MW or less to PG&E's Distribution System. Continuous export is export greater than 60 seconds in duration.
The operation of the Generating Facility will produce thermal energy for a process other than generating electricity.
The Generating Facility will be operated primarily to reduce electrical demands of the host Customer facility during PG&E's "peak pricing periods".
The Generating Facility will be used as the primary source of electric power and power supplied by PG&E to the host Customer's loads will be required for supplemental, standby, or backup power purposes only.
The Generating Facility will normally be operated only when PG&E;s electric service is not available.
Where the Generating Facility qualifies and receives service under PG&E’s Net Energy Metering tariffs. For applicants for service under Schedule NEM as described in Part 3 B (7.) and (9.), a supplemental application (Form Number 79-998) is also required.
Where the Generating Facility will be operated with no on-site electrical load (other than station load).
Generating Facilities that have one or more Net Energy Metering (NEM) generator(s) and optionally a non-Net Energy Metering (non-NEM) generator(s).
Parties operating Generating Facilities (QF) complying with all of the requirements for qualification as either a small power production facility or cogeneration facility pursuant to the regulations of the FERC (18 Code of Federal Regulations Part 292, Section 292.203 et seq.) implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C.A. Section 796, et seq.), or any successor requirements for Qualifying Facilities, may seek certification from FERC to have the Generating Facility designated as a Qualifying Facility or "QF." In summary, QFs are Generating Facilities using renewable or alternative fuels as a primary energy source or facilities that utilize the thermal energy given off by the generation process for some other useful purpose. QFs enjoy certain rights and privileges not available to non-QF Generating Facilities. QF status is not required to interconnect and operate in parallel with PG&E's Distribution System.
If this Generator's control and or protective functions are dependent on a software program supplied by the manufacturer of the equipment, please provide the version or release number for the software that will be used.
Answer "Yes" only if the Generator manufacturer can or has provided certification data. See PG&E's Rule 21, Section L for additional information regarding Generator certification.
Please indicate the design of each Generator. Designate "Inverter" anytime an inverter is used as the interface between the Generator and the electric system regardless of the primary power production/storage device used.
This is the capacity value normally supplied by the manufacturer and stamped on the Generator's nameplate. This value is not required where the manufacturer provides only a kW rating. However, where both kVA and kW values are available, please indicate both.
This value should be the voltage rating designated by the manufacturer and used in this Generating Facility. Please indicate phase-to-phase voltages for 3-phase installations. See PG&E's Rule 21, Section H.2.b. and Table H.1., for additional information.
This value should be the nominal power factor rating designated by the manufacturer for the Generator. See PG&E's Rule 21, Section H.2.i. for additional information.
Where the power factor of the Generator is adjustable, please indicate the maximum and minimum operating values. See PG&E's Rule 21, Section H.2.i.
Please indicate whether the Generator is a single-phase or three-phase device. See PG&E's Rule 21, Section H.3.
For three-phase generating units, please indicate the configuration of the Generator's windings or inverter systems.
Wye connected generating units are often grounded ? either through a resistor or directly, depending upon the nature of the electrical system to which the Generator is connected. If the grounding method used at this facility is not listed, please attach additional descriptive information.
If the Generator is of a synchronous design, please provide the synchronous reactance, transient reactance, and subtransient reactance values supplied by the manufacturer. This information is necessary to determine the short circuit contribution of the Generator and as data in load flow and short circuit computer models of PG&E's Distribution System. If the Generator's Gross Nameplate Capacity is 10 MW or greater, PG&E may request additional data to better model the nature and behavior of the Generator with relation to its Distribution System.
If the Generator is of an induction design, please provide the "locked rotor current" value supplied by the manufacturer. If this value is not available, the stator resistance, stator leakage reactance, rotor resistance, rotor leakage reactance values supplied by the manufacturer may be used to determine the locked rotor current. If the Generator's Gross Nameplate Capacity is 10 MW or greater, PG&E may request additional data to better model the nature and behavior of the Generator with relation to its Distribution System.
Please indicate the current each Generator can supply to a three-phase fault across its output terminals. For single phase Generators, please supply the phase-to-phase fault current.
This information is needed only for Generators that are started by "motoring" the generator. See PG&E's Rule 21, Sections L.3.d. and L.7.b. for significance and additional information. If this question was answered in Part IV, question C of this Application, it need not be answered here.
For systems requiring an AC Disconnect only, please include the requested information about the AC Disconnect.
For PV systems only, please include requested information about the PV panels.
PG&E has special requirements for a lineside tap. Contact PG&E at: Rule21Gen@PGE.Com foe more information.