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 to install. 

NOTE: For a residential customer, the limit is 50kW. For all others, the limit is 3000kW (up to 5000kW under certain conditions). See the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s website for Regulations for Interconnection Standards at 52 Pa. Code §75.21 et seq., (doc).

Application Process

1. Customer submits application & supporting documents

A. Completed application/agreement as appropriate:

B. Submit Net Energy Metering Rider Application (doc) (if applicable per PA Regulations).

C. Site plan (Site Plan Example)

D. One-line diagram (PV ExampleTurbine Example)

E. Application fee

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2. Company review

After review by the Company, the customer will be notified if the application is approved or if there are any deficiencies. The customer must correct any deficiencies before the Company will approve the facility for installation.

3. Installation

Following approval of the application, the Customer installs the facility in accordance with the Application, PUC rules and the Company's Requirements for Interconnection of Customer-Owned Generation to the FirstEnergy Distribution System.

4. Following installation, the customer submits final completed documents 

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5. Final steps by company

  • Review and approve the as-built installation and final documentation
  • Determine the need for a witness test as provided for in the regulations and notify customer
  • Finalize documentation and authorize system operation
  • Arrange for the installation of net energy metering, where appropriate

Additional Technical Requirements and References

Submit Completed Documents or Fees

  • Email
  • Fax: 330-245-5665 (Please use highest resolution setting on fax machine)
  • Applications with large attachments that cannot be emailed and any required application fees should be sent to: 
    Pennsylvania Electric Company
    Attn: Engineering - DPP - DG
    5404 Evans Road
    Erie, PA 16509


  • Submit technical and policy questions regarding interconnection issues via email.  
  • General metering and billing questions should be directed to Customer Service at 1-800-545-7741.