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Renewable Energy Programs

Would you like to learn more about renewable energy? Are you interested in installing your own generation system but not sure how to start? EnergyUnited offers three options for connecting a small renewable energy generation system to our electric delivery system:

Purchased Power Program

This is commonly called a buy-all, sell-all arrangement in which there are two meters: one for your home that measures all use, and another that measures everything produced by your generation system. EU pays you a wholesale rate for the energy you produce.

Net Metering

Net Metering only has one meter. Your generation system connects into your home’s main electrical panel and provides energy for you and your family to use. Any excess you produce flows back to the EnergyUnited system and is credited to your account.

Own Use


This option is available only to residential members with generation systems larger than 10 kW. This option allows you to interconnect a system into your home and use the energy you produce yourself. You do not receive any credit for excess generation. Residential systems above 10 kW are not eligible for Net Metering, so this option still allows you to connect and use energy from a generation system.


Use the links below to access a variety of information
  • FAQ– This list of Frequently Asked Questions covers basic information on Renewable Energy as well as details about how your system can connect to EnergyUnited.
  • Interconnection Process – This document outlines the basic steps necessary to connect a generation system to EnergyUnited. This is a must-read before beginning a new project.
  • SGPPS Rate Schedule – This is the rate schedule for the Small Generation Purchased Power (Buy-All, Sell-All) Service.
  • Residential Electric Rate Schedule – This is the current residential and small general service electric rate schedule.
  • Net Metering Rate – This is the rider (in addition to your normal electric rate) for participating in Net Metering.
  • Forms and Standards – These are the technical documents and forms necessary to apply for interconnection with EnergyUnited.
    *Interconnection Application (Small Generation)
    *Interconnection Agreement (Small Generation)
    *Interconnection Standard (Small Generation)
    *Certificate of Completion
    *Form 556
  • EnergySage – While EnergyUnited does not install or sell renewable energy systems, EnergySage will get you a quote online from multiple prescreened local N.C. installers and help you compare offers so you get the best deal. It’s free to use and you don’t have to share your phone number.
  • NC GreenPower Program – Formed in 2003, NC GreenPower is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to expand public knowledge and acceptance of cleaner energy technologies to all North Carolinians through local, community-based initiatives. Donations to the Mass Market renewable energy product fund both the Solar+ Schools program and local renewable energy. The block size has increased from 50 kWh to 125 kWh of renewable energy from eligible green power generators across the state; the remaining donation will support the installation of small (3-5 kW) solar PV projects at selected schools. Annually, a monthly $4 donation will support 1,500 kWh of green power and has the environmental impact of planting 240 trees! NC GreenPower is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools/

To sign up to donate through your utility bill, call EnergyUnited at 1‑800‑522‑3793

If you have more questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help!

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