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- Distributed Generation
JEA’s Distributed Generation (DG) Policy reflects the changing energy landscape and growing popularity of solar energy.
Customers who wish to purchase a renewable generation system and connect it to JEA’s grid must apply for Interconnection under the Distributed Generation Policy. Follow the steps listed to make the process as simple as possible.
Apply for Distributed Generation
Before Starting Your System
Once your system is installed, it’s important to know the steps to take before turning it on. This will ensure the safety of JEA employees and the electric grid.
Requirements After Installation
Customers who install approved renewable generation systems at their home or business and connect them to JEA’s electric grid are subject to JEA's Distributed Generation Policy.
By participating in Distributed Generation, a customer is able to buy electricity from JEA when their renewable generation system doesn’t produce enough energy to meet their needs, and sell energy (kWh) to the grid when it produces more energy than needed at
- Customers who send energy to JEA will receive an energy credit at JEA’s fuel rate.
- Customers are charged the same rate that JEA’s traditional customers are charged for electricity they buy from JEA.
- Any energy credit received in excess of a customer’s bill will accrue through the calendar year. If at the end of the calendar year there is a remaining balance of energy credits, JEA will pay the customer for the amount of energy credits as specified in the Distributed Generation Policy.
- The credit dollar amount will be calculated using the fuel rate multiplied by kWh sent to JEA.
- Distributed Generation customers may not be enrolled in the JEA MyWay program.
Review JEA's Distributed Generation Policy (PDF)
When a battery storage system is added to a grid-connected solar PV installation, the battery stores the solar array’s excess energy instead of sending it to JEA’s grid. The home can then draw on this stored energy when the PV system isn’t generating
enough power to meet the home or business’s needs.
As with a non-battery solar PV system, JEA’s grid provides electricity when the solar panels and the battery do not generate enough power to meet the home’s needs. Battery storage systems can be sized to store sufficient energy to provide for a few hours of operation of household electric equipment. Some battery systems may also be configured to supply power to a select number of critical appliances during a power outage.
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Generating power from the sun is one of the cleanest and greenest ways to produce electricity. Private solar, also known as rooftop solar” or “solar PV,” enables home and business owners to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their roofs to supply some or all of their home’s power needs.
Today’s energy landscape is changing, and JEA is leading the way. We’ve been a pioneer in bringing solar energy to Jacksonville since the 1990s.
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