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Installing Generating Equipment

Electric Generating Equipment Considerations

Let us help you safely connect your electric generating equipment system with our electrical system.

To avoid property damage or personal injury, make sure you have properly isolated your home from our system before connecting portable generators for back-up or emergency power.

If you’re installing a permanent electric generating equipment such as solar or wind, or if you are installing an energy storage technology, state regulations subject all such systems operating in parallel with ours to be reviewed and approved.

Installing permanent alternative energy fueled generating equipment may qualify you for our Net Metering Service, where electricity generated is used to offset part or all of your electricity needs.

See Appalachian Power's Tariff Book for applicable rates in effect at the time of your interconnection request.

Ready to start the process? You can apply online after registering for an account with PowerClerk.

Virginia Customers

Meter Base Transfer Switches

A popular method of properly isolating your portable generator is with a meter base transfer switch. Appalachian Power has approved several brands and models of these devices for use within our service territory. You must purchase your own device and we must install that device for you. Please check with us in advance to ensure the device you are considering is approved for use. You must also sign a liability waiver and pay a $100 trip charge for the installation.

Pre-Application Reports

For requests for electric system information relative to a specific site under consideration for Distributed Generation, please visit https://aep.powerclerk.com. Once on that site, the requestor will want to click “New Pre-Application Request” in order to get the process started.

West Virginia Customers

Level 1 and Level 2 Interconnection Applications can be found in the WV Net Metering Customer Package.

Additional Information About Interconnecting Your Generating Equipment System

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