If you’re thinking about adding rooftop solar to your home or business, we encourage you to contact us first. As your trusted energy advisor, we’re here to help as you make energy choices for your home.
We can answer questions and guide you through the process. That includes helping you understand how the process of adding rooftop solar works and the ins and outs of connecting rooftop solar to our power system.
You’ll need electricity from us on those cold winter mornings when the sun is not shining, as well as at night and on cloudy days. During the times your solar system is producing electricity, you may have excess power that will go onto our grid.
We support renewable energy resources, including solar energy that make sense for the people we serve. However, these resources must be reliable and affordable. That includes during those times when the sun is not shining, as people with solar still need electricity.
In addition to providing reliable service, your not-for-profit electric cooperative has a responsibility to ensure all members pay their share of the costs involved with providing that service. We support members installing solar at their homes and businesses, as long as all members pay their share of all costs associated with their energy choices.
Providing electricity whenever and wherever it is needed is a complex process. Generation, transmission, substations and distribution assets must be in place to provide service whenever a member needs electricity. Maintenance teams and equipment must be in place to restore power if the system is damaged. A large portion of the costs required to provide electric service are fixed, regardless of how much energy is used.
Because of that, the fixed costs associated with serving the members must be fairly shared. It would be unfair for one group of members who do not or cannot install solar generation to pay more than another group who can afford solar. We’re working hard to ensure each member pays his or her fair share for safe, reliable, affordable electric service.
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, our wholesale power supplier, is pursuing a utility-scale solar project. That effort will diversify our power supply as we add more low- and zero-emission options.
Contact us to talk with an energy advisor for more information about adding rooftop solar. We’re connecting you to power for the future.
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