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Generating Your Own Renewable Energy

If you’d like to install a wind or solar generation system on your property, our team will walk you through the process of connecting it to the Corn Belt Energy grid. We encourage you to contact us early on in this process, so we can help you make sure you have the information you need to make an informed decision on your potential system. Please refer to our frequently asked questions below for more information.

 

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Interconnecting a renewable system with Corn Belt Energy’s system

Before a wind, solar or other renewable system can be interconnected to Corn Belt Energy’s system, it must be inspected, and the following items must be provided for interconnection:

  • Signed Corn Belt Energy Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Agreement

  • Detailed one-line drawing of the installation and specification sheets on the equipment being installed

    • A detailed one-line diagram of the proposed facility, elementary diagrams, major equipment, (generators, transformers, inverters, circuit breakers, protective relays, etc.) specifications, and any other applicable drawings (such as a physical electrical drawing) or documents necessary for the proper design of the interconnection.

      • Examples of elementary diagrams include a detailed illustration of the renewable energy source to the main meter and down to the distribution panel(s).

      • Examples of applicable drawings include a physical electrical drawing illustrating when the meter is located remote as opposed to on the main residence.

    • A detailed description of the project’s planned operating mode (e.g., combined heat and power, peak shaving, etc.), and its address or grid coordinates.
  • Proof of $1,000,000 liability insurance on the homeowner’s policy

    • Corn Belt Energy requires a one-million-dollar liability policy to be kept on the renewable energy system for the longevity of the installation. In addition, Corn Belt Energy requires notification of any changes or cancellations to the insurance policy as well as yearly renewals in order to have the most accurate and up to date information on file. This policy protects the power grid and service employees to which the member connects his/her renewable energy system.

Please view our FAQs for further details and contact us online or call us at 309-662-5330 with any questions.

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