Frequently Asked Questions
Does the JCP&L offer any incentives for customers installing renewable energy generation?
There are currently no Company sponsored Rebate or Incentive Programs available for Customer Owned generation. There may be state or federal incentives available. A good resource for information on different state and federal programs is www.DSireusa.org*.
I have the very best property for a wind or solar farm. Who can I talk to about leasing my property or partnering with the Company?
FirstEnergy operating companies do not own generation and are not looking for locations to site any generation.
Who should I call to install or purchase my system?
The Company does not maintain any vendor or installer listing or provide any vendor or installer names.
- I want to install a solar energy system or wind turbine. What are the company requirements? What forms do I need?
I want to install a solar energy system or wind turbine. How much will you pay for my excess energy?
The Company has net metering tariffs approved by the Commission addressing compensation for excess energy from renewable energy facilities.
Is net metering available where I live?
Net-metering is available to customers installing state specific eligible energy production facilities throughout the FirstEnergy service territories. In each state, each kWh of energy received from the customer offsets the energy delivered to the customer on a one for one basis, up to the amount of energy delivered to the customer during a billing period. Excess energy received from the customer is treated differently in each state.
Is it cost effective for me to install a renewable energy system?
The Company cannot make this decision. It’s up to the customer to make this determination. There are many factors to consider such as the total installed cost of your system including maintenance costs, how much energy it will produce, the value of the energy you won’t have to purchase, how long will the system last and very importantly, the financial costs of the lost earnings on the money you will need to purchase & install the system. There are several analysis tools available on the internet. A fairly easy to use one can be accessed at the following website: http://chuck-wright.com/calculators/pv.html*.
Did you receive my application?
We try to process applications in the order we receive them. Please make sure the application was emailed to JC_Interconnection@firstenergycorp.com. Depending upon the volume of applications we receive, it may take up to two weeks from the date you sent the application to receive a reply.
If you would like to request the status of your application, please send an email to JC_Interconnection@firstenergycorp.com with your name, address, and account number.
Have I been approved to install (or operate)?
You will receive an email from JCP&L once your application has been approved. If you have not received an email indicating our approval, then you have not been approved to install or operate. Please allow up to two weeks for a response after submitting your application.
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory www.nrel.gov
- Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network: www.eere.energy.gov/
- Northeast Sustainable Energy Association www.nesea.org
- Solar Energy Industries Association: www.seia.org
- PVWATTS calculates electrical energy: http://gisatnrel.nrel.gov/PVWatts_Viewer/index.html
- Financial Analysis Tools: http://chuck-wright.com/calculators/pv.html
- Renewable Energy Center: http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-center
- NJ Vendor List: http://www.njcleanenergy.com/findavendor
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