Distributed Generation (DG) systems under 20 kW, such as wind turbines and solar electric arrays, can be interconnected and net metered under Jackson Electric Cooperative's DG program. Excess production will be paid monthly at the avoided cost rate. Contact Jackson Electric to request a Distributed Generation Interconnection Agreement for systems 20 kW or less, a Distributed Generation Application Form for systems 20 kW or less, and a wiring affidavit. These forms must be completed and signed before interconnection. Member will be billed for net meter, labor to set the meter, and system commissioning.
DG systems larger than 20 kW nameplate AC rating, but under 40 kW, may be interconnected but will not qualify for net metering and the entire electrical production will be purchased by Jackson Electric Cooperative at the Dairyland Power Cooperative's avoided cost rate. Generation is not used for consumption and will be fed back to Jackson Electric's service lines.
DG systems larger than 40 kW nameplate AC rating are required to enter into a purchase power agreement with our wholesale power supplier, Dairyland Power, and will not qualify for net metering from Jackson Electric Cooperative. Jackson Electric will require the DG member/applicant to make application and obtain approval for the interconnection, and give notice of their intent to deliver power to Dairyland Power.
For more information on interconnection guidelines, eligibility, fees, etc., please refer to Jackson Electric Cooperative's Policy 305 - Interconnected Distributed Generation (DG).
No incentives are available for DG systems interconnected with Jackson Electric Cooperative's distribution system.