Welcome to the new Rule 21 Online Application Web Portal for electric generators.
It's easy: Submit your application anytime. You will receive a confirmation message that contains your application number.
New Smart Inverter Requirement (February 22, 2019)
IMPORTANT: Beginning February 22, 2019, all applicants with inverter-based technologies submitting new interconnection requests under PG&E's Rule 21 tariff will be required to comply with Smart Inverter Phase III Function 5 (Frequency Watt Mode - see Rule 21 Hh.2.l) and 6 (Volt Watt Mode - see Rule 21 Hh.2.m) functionality. The equipment list on this interconnection portal will be updated to only reflect currently compliant inverters, as listed on the California Energy Commission (CEC) website located at https://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/equipment/inverters.php. If you believe that your inverter should be on this list, please work directly with the CEC to have it added. Applications submitted to replace existing inverters may not be subject to this requirement, consistent with Rule 21 Section H.3.d.ii (unless further guidance is received from the CPUC on replacements.) Please note that PG&E reserves the right to inspect or assess your generating facility to ascertain compliance with these requirements. Non-compliant generating facilities may be removed from net energy metering, approval to operate (PTO) may be revoked, and/or other actions undertaken as necessary to ensure the generating facility is compliant.
Please note NEM2 changes:
After you submit your application, a PG&E representative will contact you to discuss the next steps.
Please note that you may experience slight delays in our review of your interconnection project due to significant PG&E resources supporting the Camp Fire restoration efforts. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are applying to interconnect a NEW solar or wind generator less than 30 kW, please apply to the Standard NEM online interconnection tool.
PG&E recommends preparing all information and materials before starting the application. If the Interconnection Request is missing information or documents, PG&E will accept the application, but will deem it incomplete and provide a written list of deficiencies to the designated representative provided in your request.
Questions concerning PG&E's Online Application process can be directed to the Electric Generation Interconnection Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with PG&E's Rule 21 generator interconnection procedures, PG&E will open a Distribution Group Study (DGS) Application Window within the following schedule:
|DGS Application Window Schedule|
|Opening Date||Closing Date|
|DGS Cluster||March 01||March 31|
|September 01||September 31|
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