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Interconnect Program

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

POLICY STATEMENT

To support and encourage the installation of Net-Metered renewable generation projects in SEC’s service territory and to promote a non-subsidized renewable Net-Metering program.

COST TO MEMBERS 

Members interconnecting to Socorro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SEC's) Distribution Circuit will pay an application fee of $50.00 for any system up to 10kW, and $50.00 plus $1 per kW for facilities greater than 10 kW.

Members interconnecting to SEC Distribution Circuit will be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of any necessary upgrades to SEC's Distribution Circuit including a transformer, if required. 

For larger interconnecting systems, Members will be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of any required interconnection energy flow study.  This cost is in addition to the application fee.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 

Only renewable systems may be connected to the renewable Net-Meter.  All qualifying facility systems must be stand-alone and must be interconnected at one SEC Net-Metering location.

Interconnection of mechanical combustible generators or battery systems will not be allowed to connect behind the Net-Meter. 

COLLECTION OF ENERGY

Aggregation of excess Net-Meter energy will not be allowed. Energy produced from the interconnected location will first be Net-Metered against a Member's consumption.  Excess energy received by SEC's Distribution System during a billing cycle,  will be credited to the Member's account at SEC's Standard Rate per kWh as filed with the NMPRC annually. If the aggregation of these energy credits exceeds $50.00 in a single bill cycle, a check will be issued to the Member.

MEMBER COMPLIANCE

All Net-Meter Renewable Interconnects must comply with NMPRC Rules 17.9.568, 569 and 570.  

Download Interconnect Application Agreement here.

*If you are looking at something more aggressive, over 10kW, a more extensive application process and different fees will apply.