Are you considering the installation of your own power generation?
Distributed generation (DG) is power generation that is defined as small generation units distributed around Flint Energies’ distribution system. DG systems can be powered by solar, wind, landfill gas, diesel fueled engines, natural gas fueled micro-turbines, etc.
DG refers to electricity-generating equipment located at your home, owned and operated by you, the member. The generation may, or may not, be operated in parallel (connected to) Flint Energies.
Members inquiring about distributed generation generally fall into four basic categories:
- Small power production facilities (solar, wind, waste),
- Backup power which can be synchronized with the utility upon restoration from utility outages,
- Generation for self-service of customer's own load through parallel operation with the utility and peak shaving of demand,
- Generation that is for exporting (landfill gas, large wind farms, etc.).
How Does a Member Apply to Install and Operate DG on the Flint Energies System?
If you would like to install and operate power generation on the Flint Energies system, we recommend you review the following:
- Review the costs of the equipment including initial costs and annual operation and maintenance costs including cost of insurance. Most installations, considering all the costs, will not be competitive with Flint’s rates.
- Do research on the technologies available and then locate local reputable vendors that sell, install and maintain the DG you choose.
- Make sure, prior to any purchase, that you have applied with Flint to interconnect your power generation and that you have met all requirements.
- Review the Flint rates and related monthly charges
You can start the process by submitting the appropriate application (and required fee if necessary) as well as ensuring the technology you choose meets all of the requirements listed in the documents below. It is likely you will have to get the vendor involved in submitting the application to ensure the technology meets all of our requirements.
Upon receipt of the application (and fee if required) and other required documentation, the Flint Energies engineer will review for approval. If your application is denied, Flint will provide information as to the requirements for approval. Along with the approval, Flint will provide a cost of further interconnection studies, if necessary, and for the physical interconnection.
Once approval is obtained by Flint, the appropriate Interconnection Agreement shall be executed and any integration costs due to Flint shall be paid prior to implementation. Prior to physical interconnection of DG, a Flint Energies representative will inspect for proper operation and installation.
For More Information, contact:
|Contact: ||James Rogers |
|Title: ||Manager of Engineering |
|Address: ||Flint Energies |
900 Highway 96
Warner Robins, Ga. 31088
|Phone: ||478-988-3536 |
|Fax: ||478-988-3559 |
|E-mail ||email@example.com |
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