Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Pennsylvania Interconnection Standards
|Date Last Updated||11/16/2012|
|Policy Type||Interconnection Standard|
|Policy Administrator/Contact Office||Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC)|
|Policy Initiation Date||12/16/2006|
|Policy Summary||The PUC has adopted interconnection standards for DG, including CHP. The standards are based on IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 technical standards and include provisions for four levels of interconnection: |
Customer-generators must provide an accessible external disconnect switch or access to a disconnect switch through a lock-box system. The customer-generator must pay for the disconnect switch. However, customer-generators are not required to carry liability insurance.
Utilities are required to designate a contact person from whom customer-generators may obtain relevant information regarding the progress a project. Disputes may be resolved through complaint procedures available through the PUC, or through an alternative process approved by the commission.
|CHP Eligibility Requirements||Both fossil-fueled and renewably-fueled CHP systems are eligible for standardized interconnection.|
|Eligible Project Size (MW)||Standardized interconnection applies to systems <5 MW.|