Interconnection Application for Non-Export or Certain Net Energy Metered Generating Facilities

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, plus additional program specific attachments including: Aggregation spreadsheet, Virtual NEM Application spreadsheet, and Agreement. 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

Rule 21 Distribution Group Study Application Window

In accordance with PG&E's Rule 21 generator interconnection procedures, PG&E will open a Distribution Group Study (DGS) Application Window within the following schedule:

DGS Application Window Schedule
Opening Date Closing Date
DGS Cluster March 01
September 01
March 31
September 31

Interconnection Requests to be studied under the Distribution Group Study Process (PDF, 837 KB) shall either be (a) an Independent Study Process Interconnection Request that passed screen Q and failed Screen R for which the applicant elects to continue to the next available Distribution Group Study, or (b) an Interconnection Request submitted during a Distribution Group Study Application window that passes Screen Q. Please refer to the Rule 21 link above for a description of Screens R and Q.

New Interconnection Requests for the Rule 21 Independent Study Process will NOT be accepted during the Distribution Group Study application window dates listed above.

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