Integration of Renewables

You may be eligible to sell us electricity at negotiated rates and conditions if you own qualifying generation such as wind, solar or hydroelectric that interconnects directly to the electric grid of eligible members of North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation. Unless otherwise negotiated, under these options for the purchase of qualifying energy, you as the generator owner would maintain all Renewable Energy Certificates associated with the output.

What is a Qualifying Facility (QF)?

符合资格的设施是根据1978年公共事业管理政策法案(PURPA)认可的一类发电机。.  There are two types of QFs; small power producers up to 80 MW (typically fueled by renewable resources), or cogeneration facilities.

How do I obtain QF status?

发电设备的所有者或经营者,其最大净发电能力大于1兆瓦(1,(000千瓦)可通过向联邦能源管理委员会提交自我认证获得QF资格, or applying for and obtaining a Commission certification of QF status, and must do so by completing and electronically filing a FERC Form No. 556 with the Commission. FERC Order No. 732并不要求净容量为1mw或以下的设施向欧盟委员会申请资格, 不过,申请这类设施的人如愿意,可寻求证明.

For full details and information, see

所有有意向NCEMC出售能源的合格设施发电机开发商应完全负责遵守所有公用事业要求, applicable federal rules and regulations, 北卡罗来纳州公用事业委员会通过的州和地方法令和法规.  This website does not establish a legal or binding arrangement; it is intended solely to provide access to general information about potential options that may be available through NCEMC. 发电机负责咨询适当的法律和能源专业人士,以确定发电机所有权是否是正确的选择,并在适用的要求和程序中提供帮助.

How to Sell Energy from Qualifying Generation 500 kW and Greater

发电机开发商可通过直接连接NCEMC成员的电力设施,出售其可再生能源发电. 下面是一个逐步的大纲,介绍如何连接和承包发电能力为500kW及以上的合格设施的能源销售.


All generation facilities must file the Report of Proposed Construction, or if more than 2 megawatts (MW), 获得北卡罗来纳州公用事业委员会(NCUC)颁发的公共便利和必需品证书. 本报告提供了在北卡罗来纳州安装可再生发电设施的必要通知.

以下信息是为了协助客户满足N项下的要求.C. 一般法规,不打算解释或取代任何法规或规章的规定.

What you need to know

  • 北卡罗来纳州要求用户在开始建造发电设施之前必须获得公共便利和必需品证书(CPCN). See N.C.G.S. §62-110.1 for complete text.
  • 该法规的(g)部分免除了2兆瓦以下的由可再生能源提供燃料的设施. However, 被豁免的发电机必须在施工前向NCUC提供一份施工计划报告.
  • NCEMC要求所有打算向公用事业公司出售电力的发电机获得适当的认证或提交一份拟议建设报告.

Getting Started:

CPCN Requirements

NCUC Rule R8-64 provides information required to submit a CPCN Application. Please submit a copy of your filed CPCN application to NCEMC at:


Hard copy:
Charlie Bayless
Vice President, Senior Regulatory Counsel
P.O. Box 27306
Raleigh, NC 27611-7306

Or delivery:
3400 Sumner Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27616

Report of Proposed Construction Requirements (generators under 2 MW fueled by renewable resources)

NCUC Rule R8-65 provides information required to submit a Report of Proposed Construction.

Listed below is a blank copy that can be modified. Mailing information is included within the report for your convenience. The docket number must be provided to NCEMC.

Visit the NCUC website to acquire the docket number once the document is filed with the Commission. 搜索提示:在“所有文件按日期”部分搜索摘要编号归档,并在“公司类型”部分选择“SP-Small Power Producer”

Contact Information for NCUC:

For USPS mail:
North Carolina Utilities Commission
4325 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4325

For FedEx, UPS or other overnight service:
North Carolina Utilities Commission
Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5918

Step 2: Request Approval to Interconnect
所有安装可再生发电设备的发电开发商,如果想要与公用事业电网互连或并行运行,必须遵守NCEMC成员的所有要求和条件. 拥有符合条件的发电设施(如太阳能和风能)的开发商将首先与NCEMC成员联系,然后向NCEMC成员提交互连请求,以寻求互连协议.

Step 3: Submit Notice of Commitment to Sell Output
Once a developer of a generator has met certain requirements, 向NCEMC提交“承诺将合格设施的产出出售给NCEMC的通知”表格,以确立一项可强制执行的义务(LEO)。.

Step 4: Execute Interconnection Agreement

Step 5: Negotiate a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
A PPA establishes the conditions, contract length of term and rate for which the electricity will be purchased.

To begin this process, contact:

Charlie Bayless
Vice President, Senior Regulatory Counsel

P.O. Box 27306
Raleigh, NC 27611-7306