Step 1: Contact DREMC’s Residential Energy Advisor, Pat Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org, 931-680-5886, or 931-205-2070. DREMC highly recommends speaking with our Residential Energy Advisor before beginning a solar project.
Step 2: Select a solar vendor from the Quality Contractor Network (QCN) by visiting http://www.greenconnect.com/#ConnectWithTVA
Step 3: Complete the DREMC Green Connect Interconnection Agreement and Application package. Submit the completed package along with a single-line diagram of the proposed solar project to DREMC’s Business Programs Specialist by mail at PO Box 89, Shelbyville, TN 37162. A $250 application fee is due prior to the review and processing of the application. Check payments can be made out to “DREMC” and sent to PO Box 89, Shelbyville, TN 37162 in care of “Green Connect Program.”
Step 4: DREMC will determine if any distribution system upgrades are necessary to accommodate the proposed solar project. The member will be invoiced for any costs incurred for distribution system upgrades required for the solar project.
Step 5: Await DREMC approval of the DREMC Green Connect Interconnection Agreement (IA) and Application package. Construction should not begin until a fully executed IA is received.
Step 6: Obtain necessary permits from building codes enforcement.
Step 7: Begin construction of the solar project.
Step 8: Provide certificate of project completion and electrical inspection to DREMC.
Step 9: All costs incurred, unless otherwise noted, must be paid to DREMC.
Step 10: DREMC or its designee will perform an onsite inspection and commissioning test.
Step 11: If all requirements are met and the inspection and commissioning test are passed, DREMC will provide written notification to the member to proceed with the parallel operation.