Solar Energy

solar panels on grassTo help avoid potential errors or delays in the solar installation/interconnection process, we encourage members who are considering installing a solar photovoltaic system for their own use to:

Net Metering

Net Metering involves the difference between the amount of electricity supplied to the member by Suwanne Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) and the amount of electricity generated by the member that is delivered to SVEC.

In billing periods where the member’s solar system generates more power than the member uses, the cooperative purchases the excess power from the member using the formula: Current Wholesale Power Cost – Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment (WPCA).

View the Interconnection Agreement for Customer-Owned Renewable Generation Systems (PDF).