Summary of Interconnection Procedures

  • Customer with potential Qualifying Facility (QF) contacts SECPA and obtains Application for Interconnection (See Form).
  • The QF submits the Application to SECPA. If QF's nameplate capacity is greater than 10 kW, the Qualifying Facility Design Data Requirements (See Form) are also required.
  • SECPA evaluates the Application for completeness and notifies the Customer within ten business days of receipt that the Application is or is not complete and, if not, advises what material is missing.
  • Within 15 business days, SECPA conducts preliminary engineering studies, if warranted, to determine the effect the QF might have on existing SECPA customers and equipment.
  • Provided all the criteria in the Interconnection Standards for Co-generators and Small Power Producers (See Form) are met, unless SECPA determines and demonstrates that the Small Generating Facility cannot be interconnected safely and reliably, SECPA approves and executes the Application and returns it to the Customer.
  • SECPA designs and constructs the interconnection and modifies the existing SECPA network as necessary to accept the QF.
  • The QF provides notice of Insurance Coverage Requirements (See Form). The QF should investigate liability insurance coverage early in the planning stage.
  • After installation, the Customer returns the Certificate of Completion (See Form) to SECPA. Prior to parallel operation, SECPA will inspect the QF for compliance with standards within ten business days of the receipt of the Certificate of Completion. SECPA will inspect the QF for compliance with standards, and may schedule appropriate metering replacement, if necessary.
  • SECPA notifies the Customer in writing or by fax or e-mail that interconnection of the QF is authorized. If the witness test is not satisfactory, SECPA has the right to disconnect the QF. The Customer has no right to operate in parallel until a witness test has been performed.

For more information, contact SECPA at 719-384-2551 or by email