Procedure to Interconnect Small Generation with the FirstEnergy Distribution System

Prior to completing the application process, a customer interested in interconnecting small generation with the FirstEnergy distribution system must first determine the size and type of equipment which best suits the customer's requirements in accordance with the Company's Tariff. A copy of the Company's Interconnection Tariff rate schedule is available on the Company's Ohio tariffs page.

The interconnection process consists of 3 main levels that govern requirements for interconnection. These levels are based on the capacity of your generator. Level 1 (includes Levels 1.1 and 1.2), in general, covers generator capacity up to 10 kW (Level 1.2 provides for installations up to 50 kW under special circumstances). For Level 2, the generator capacity limit is 2000 kW. For Level 3, the generator capacity limit is 20,000 kW. For more details, see "Interconnection Services," Chapter 4901:1-22 et seq., of the Ohio Administrative Code at: http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4901%3A1-22. This link is also available through the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's Web site at www.PUCO.ohio.gov.

For more information, view the list of FAQS.


Application Process

1. Customer submits application and supporting documents

A. Completed application/agreement as appropriate

B. Site plan (Site Plan Example)

C. One-line diagram (PV ExampleTurbine Example)

D. Application fee

  • Level 1, 1.1, 1.2 – Actual Costs which shall be calculated to the nearest 1/10 of an hour as approved by the State Commission
  • Level 2 - $50 plus $1/kW of the system’s nameplate capacity
  • Level 3 - $100 plus $2/kW of the system’s nameplate capacity
  • If you are interested in applying for service under the Company's Net Energy Metering Rider, you must complete and submit the Net Energy Metering Rider Application (doc). See "Net Metering" Chapter 4901:1-10-28 et seq. of the Ohio Administrative Code at http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4901%3A1-10-28. This link is also available through the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's Web site at www.PUCO.ohio.gov. A copy of the Net Energy Metering Rider rate schedule is available on the Company's Ohio tariffs page.

F. Submit completed documents to:

Ohio Edison
Attn: OE Interconnection
Building 1 
1910 W. Market Street
Akron, OH 44313

E-mail: OE_interconnection@firstenergycorp.com  
Fax: (330) 245-5419
(Please use highest resolution setting on fax machine)

Contact:
Brian Donahue  (330) 436-4178

2. Company review
After review by the Company, you will be notified if the application is approved or if there is any incorrect or missing information in the application. You must correct or provide the missing information before the Company can process the application.

3. Following approval of the application, you may install the generation equipment in accordance with the approved application.

4. Following installation of your generation equipment, you must submit final completed documents

5. Final steps by Company

  • Review the as-built installation and final documentation for compliance.
  • Determine the need for a witness test as provided for in the regulations and notify customer.
  • Finalize documentation and authorize system operation.
  • Notify customer of the status of customer's application.
  • If you have applied for service under the Company's Net Energy Metering Rider, the Company will proceed to process the application.


Questions

  • Technical and policy questions regarding interconnection issues should be directed to OE_interconnection@firstenergycorp.com
  • General meter and billing questions to Customer Services 1 (800) 633-4766
  • Project applications, application material, and status questions

Ohio Edison
Attn: OE Interconnection
Building 1 
1910 W. Market Street
Akron, OH 44313

E-mail: OE_interconnection@firstenergycorp.com  
Fax: (330) 245-5419

Contact:
Brian Donahue  (330) 436-4178