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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


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 informal requests for electric system information relative to a specific site under consideration for Distributed Generation, please email the DG Coordinator with the information desired, GPS coordinates for both the parcel under consideration and the proposed point of interconnection, the site’s address, and the proposed generation capacity.

For more specific and detailed information, please fully complete the Generating Facility Pre-application Report Request Form and return it along with your check for $500 made payable to Appalachian Power.

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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