N.J. Admin. Code § 14:8-5.2 - General interconnection provisions
(a) Each EDC shall provide the following three review procedures for applications for interconnection of customer-generator facilities:
1. Level 1: An EDC shall use this review procedure for all applications to connect inverter-based customer-generator facilities, which have a power rating of 10 kW or less, and which meet the certification requirements at 14:8-5.3. Level 1 interconnection review procedures are set forth at 14:8-5.4;
2. Level 2: An EDC shall use this review procedure for applications to connect customer-generator facilities with a power rating of two MW or less, which meet the certification requirements at 14:8-5.3. Level 2 interconnection review procedures are set forth at 14:8-5.5; and
3. Level 3: An EDC shall use this review procedure for applications to connect customer-generator facilities that do not qualify for either the level 1 or level 2 interconnection review procedures. Level 3 interconnection review procedures are set forth at 14:8-5.6.
(b) Each EDC shall designate an employee or office from which an applicant can obtain basic application forms and information through an informal process. On request, this employee or office shall provide all relevant forms, documents, and technical requirements for submittal of a complete application for interconnection review under this section, as well as specific information necessary to contact the EDC representatives assigned to review the application.
(c) Upon request, the EDC shall meet with an applicant who qualifies for level 2 or level 3 interconnection review, to assist them in preparing the application.
(d) An application for interconnection review shall be submitted on a standard form, available from the EDC. The application form will require the following types of information:
1. Basic information regarding the customer-generator and the electricity supplier(s) involved;
2. Information regarding the type and specifications of the customer-generator facility;
3. Information regarding the contractor who will install the customer-generator facility;
4. Certifications and agreements regarding utility access to the customer-generator's property, emergency procedures, liability, compliance with electrical codes, proper operation and maintenance, receipt of basic information; and
5. Other similar information as needed to determine the compliance of a particular applicant with this chapter.
(e) An EDC shall not be responsible for the cost of determining the rating of equipment owned by a customer-generator, or of equipment owned by other local customers.
(f) An EDC shall not require a customer-generator whose facility meets the criteria for interconnection approval under the level 1 or level 2 interconnection review procedure at 14:8-5.4 and 5.5 to install additional controls or external disconnect switches not included in the interconnection equipment, to perform or pay for additional tests or to purchase additional liability insurance, except if agreed to by the applicant.
(g) If the interconnection of a customer-generator facility is subject to interconnection requirements of FERC or PJM, the provisions of this subchapter that apply to interconnection apply to that facility only to the extent that they do not conflict with the interconnection requirements of FERC or PJM.
(h) If an applicant for interconnection disagrees with an EDC's determination of fact or need regarding matters covered in this subchapter, or if any person has a complaint regarding matters covered in this subchapter, the applicant or other person may file an informal complaint with the Board under 14:1-5.1 3, or may file a petition with the Board under N.J.A.C. 14:1-5.
(i) Once a customer-generator has met the level 1 interconnection requirements at 14:8-5.4, or has met the level 2 interconnection requirements at 14:8-5.5, the EDC shall notify the customer-generator in writing that the customer-generator is authorized to energize the customer-generator facility, as follows:
1. The EDC shall send the authorization to the e-mail address, and to the U.S. Postal Service mailing address that is listed on the customer-generator's submitted interconnection application form; and
2. The EDC shall not condition the authorization to energize on the EDC's replacement of the customer-generator's meter.
(j) The applicant shall not operate the customer-generator facility until the EDC's application and inspection process is completed. Unauthorized system interconnection and operation will result in no payment for excess generation credits.
See: 41 N.J.R. 2215(a), 42 N.J.R. 78(a).
In (a), updated the N.J.A.C. references throughout; in (a)3, substituted "that" for "with a power rating of two MW or less, which"; in the introductory paragraph of (d), deleted "and posted on the Board's website at www.bpu.state.nj.us" following "EDC"; and reserved (f). Former N.J.A.C. 14:8-5.2, Purpose and scope, recodified to N.J.A.C. 14:8-7.2.
Amended by R.2012 d.107, effective
See: 43 N.J.R. 1162(a), 44 N.J.R. 1703(a).
In (d)1, substituted "customer-generator" for "applicant"; and added (f) and (i).
Amended by R.2013 d.066, effective
See: 44 N.J.R. 2043(a), 45 N.J.R. 942(a).
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