Net metering enables consumer investment in renewable energy generation to offset their consumption over a billing period, enabling customers to receive credit for the electricity they generate. To get started at BARC Electric Cooperative, simply fill out and submit our net metering interconnection form. The form should be filled out and returned before purchase or installation of the renewable energy generation system. Once filled out and turned in, an employee from BARC Electric Cooperative will contact you for follow up. An inspection appointment will be set to verify the system complies with the requirements for net metering. These requirements are, but are not limited to, an accessible lockable disconnect, sizing, and the inverters used on the renewable energy system are approved per IEEE 1547 (on loss of Utility Voltage, the renewable energy system stops pushing generated electricity to the Utility Distribution System).
If you should have additional questions you may contact Doug Webb at (800) 846-2272.
Virginia Administrative Code (20 VAC 5-315)
Net Energy Metering Rider (887 KB)
Power Purchase Agreement (212 KB)