BOARD OF TRUSTEES-
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) Distribution Circuit will pay an application fee of $50.00 for any system up to 100kw, and $50.00 plus $1 per kW for facilities greater than 100 kW.
Members interconnecting to SEC Distribution Circuit will be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of any necessary upgrades to SEC Distribution Circuit, transformer if required. Members interconnecting to SEC Distribution Circuit will be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of interconnection energy flow studies not included in the application fee, if required.
Only renewable systems may be connected to the renewable Net-Meter. All qualifying facility systems must be standalone and must be interconnected at 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. Only the Net-Meter location will be credited and, paid for excess energy.
All Net-Meter members will be paid at the SEC Standard Rate as filed with the NM PRC annually, for excess energy received to SEC Distribution Circuit. Those energy credits will be issued each month when the Member’s account reaches greater than $50.00.
Members who opt in to SEC Renewable Energy Credits (REC) program by executing the REC agreement, are required to install a REC meter on the output (AC) side of the inverter, and shall receive payment biannually in the months of May and September.
In order to receive these payments, SEC must have an executed REC contract from the Interconnect Member, and then Member is responsible for sending in REC readings to SEC no later than the 7th of each month.
Net-Meter renewable interconnect must comply with NM PRC Rules 17.9.568, 569 and 570
Member interconnecting with SEC Distribution Circuit will be responsible for one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of the REC meter; which meters the total energy generated by the member’s renewable system.
SEC Net-Meter is the property of the SEC which meters energy delivered to the member and received from the member.
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.