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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 the DG program. Follow the steps listed to make the process as simple as possible.
Apply for Distributed Generation
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 required to participate in the DG Program.
By participating in the DG program, 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 that moment.
- 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.
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.