What is Customer Generation?
Customers who choose to install and own a renewable generation facility may, from time to time, exceed their electric requirements and generate excess energy. When the customer’s system produces more than the customer is consuming, the excess goes out onto the utility’s electric distribution system. This excess energy that is put back onto the system is known as excess customer generation. IMPA will purchase this excess energy and pay the customer directly. Customer generation facilities must have an installed capacity of less than 5,000 kW (5 MW).
Will IMPA pay for the excess electricity I generate?
IMPA will purchase the excess energy and pay the customer directly. The rate at which IMPA purchases this excess customer generation is updated annually. For 2023, this rate is $0.08884 per kWh.
I am considering the installation of renewable generation. How can I participate?
Customers who choose to install and own a renewable generation facility should first contact your local municipal utility. You will need to submit an application and work with your local utility's interconnection process. Customers will also need to complete a power purchase agreement with IMPA that will document how IMPA will pay for the excess generation, as well as supply a one-line diagram and proof of ownership.
I have additional questions or am ready to install.
If you have additional questions regarding customer generation, or if you are ready to install a renewable generation facility, contact your local municipal utility or reach out to IMPA using the form below.