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Solar Interconnection Agreement

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Solar Interconnection Agreement

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This solar Interconnection Agreement is made and entered into as of (Date) by and between [Sender.FirstName][Sender.LastName], a (State) corporation, with its principal place of business at [Sender.StreetAddress][Sender.City][Sender.State][Sender.PostalCode] (the "Provider")


[Client.Company] (UtilityCompany.FullName), a (State) corporation, with its principal place of business at [Client.StreetAddress][Client.City][Client.State][Client.PostalCode] (UtilityCompany.Address) (the "utility company"), collectively referred to as the "Parties."

WHEREAS, the utility company is an electric utility provider responsible for the transmission and distribution of electricity in the area served by (UtilityServiceArea);

WHEREAS, the parties desire to establish the terms and conditions for the interconnection of the solar system with the utility company's electric grid and to govern the mutual rights, responsibilities, and obligations associated.

Interconnection Process

The solar power provider shall submit a complete and accurate interconnection application to the utility company per the company's procedures. The interconnection application shall include all necessary technical, engineering, and electrical information on the solar system. The power producer shall be bound by set standards and regulations during application.

The utility company shall review the interconnection application and determine if the proposed interconnection complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and utility standards. The utility company reserves the right to request additional information or modifications to the solar system as necessary.

Upon approval of the interconnection application, the utility interconnection agreement shall be executed according to the laws of [Sender.State]. The interconnection shall proceed following the terms and conditions set forth herein.

Technical Requirements

The solar provider shall ensure that the solar system complies with all applicable technical requirements specified by the utility company, relevant regulatory bodies (Body.Jurisdiction), and industry best practices. The solar provider shall be responsible for system modifications or upgrades to meet these requirements.

The utility company shall install a bi-directional meter to measure the electricity flows between the solar system and the electric grid. The solar provider shall provide reasonable access to the solar system for metering, monitoring, testing, and maintenance purposes as the utility company requires.

Before the net metering interconnection agreement takes effect, the solar provider shall comply with all safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to grounding, overcurrent protection, and equipment standards specified by the utility company and applicable regulations. The solar power provider shall ensure the solar system is designed, installed, and maintained to prevent adverse effects on the utility company's electric grid or customers.

The solar power provider shall be liable for adverse consumer effects from power generation instability or interruption. The provider shall also be liable for adverse effects from non-compliance with technical standards.

Distribution of Energy

The utility company retains the exclusive right to control and operate its electric grid, including the interconnection point and associated equipment. The solar power provider shall not operate the solar system in a manner that jeopardises the electric grid's safety, reliability, or stability.

In the interest of grid stability and reliability, the utility company reserves the right to dispatch or curtail the solar system's output as deemed necessary. The solar provider shall cooperate with the utility company's dispatch instructions and curtailment requests, provided they are reasonable and in accordance with applicable regulations.

As reasonably requested, the solar provider shall provide periodic reports to the utility company regarding the solar system's performance, maintenance, and operation. The parties shall maintain open and timely communication to address any issues or concerns related to the interconnection.

Liabilities, Warranties, and Insurance

Except for willful misconduct or gross negligence, neither party shall be liable to the other party for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or punitive damages arising from or in connection with this net metering interconnection agreement.

Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under this Solar Interconnection Agreement due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of governmental authorities, war, terrorism, natural disasters, strikes, or labour disputes.

The solar provider represents and warrants that the solar system, including all equipment and materials, shall be free from workmanship defects and perform according to the specifications and standards outlined in this agreement.

The solar provider represents and warrants that it has good and marketable title to the solar system, and the solar system is not subject to any liens, encumbrances, or claims of any third party.

The solar provider represents and warrants that the solar system, including its installation, operation, and maintenance, shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations, permits, and codes.

During the term of this agreement, the solar provider shall maintain adequate insurance coverage, including general liability insurance and property insurance, with limits and terms acceptable to the utility company. The provider shall provide the utility company with proof of insurance upon request.

Billing and Payments

The utility company shall provide the customer with detailed invoices for all charges associated with the interconnection of the solar system. The invoices shall include a breakdown of applicable charges, such as interconnection fees, metering charges, and other relevant costs. Invoices shall be provided regularly, typically monthly, and sent to the customer's designated billing address or electronic billing account, as specified by the customer.

All amounts due under this agreement shall be payable by the customer within (Number) days from receipt of the invoice. Payments shall be made in the currency specified in the invoice and remitted to the utility company's designated payment address. The customer shall ensure that payments are made promptly, and any delays or non-payment may result in penalties or the suspension of interconnection services.

Suppose the customer fails to make timely payments. In that case, the utility company reserves the right to charge interest on the outstanding amount at the rate of (Percentage) per annum or the maximum rate allowed by law, whichever is lower. The utility company may also assess late payment fees or administrative charges to cover the costs incurred due to late or non-payment.

If the customer disputes any charges included in the invoice, the customer shall notify the utility company in writing within (Number) days from the date of receipt of the invoice. The parties shall engage in good faith and effort to resolve the dispute promptly. During the dispute resolution process, the customer shall pay the undisputed portion of the invoice in accordance with the payment terms outlined in this section.

The customer shall be responsible for paying any applicable taxes, duties, or levies imposed by relevant authorities (State) in connection with the interconnection of the solar system. Such taxes shall be added to the invoice and paid by the customer in accordance with the payment terms specified in this section.

In the event of termination of this net metering interconnection agreement, whether by expiration, termination for cause, or mutual agreement, the customer shall remain responsible for the payment of all outstanding amounts owed to the utility company, including any unpaid charges, late payment fees, or interest accrued up to the date of termination.

Contract Term and Termination

The term of this interconnection agreement shall commence on the effective date. It shall remain in effect for an initial term of (Duration) years unless terminated earlier as provided herein. Upon expiration of the initial term, this solar system interconnection agreement may be renewed for subsequent terms upon mutual agreement of the parties.

Either party may terminate this interconnection agreement for convenience upon (Notice Period) prior written notice to the other party. Termination for convenience shall not relieve the parties of any obligations or liabilities accrued before the termination date.

Either party can discontinue the relationship established in this Solar Interconnection Agreement in case of a material breach by the other party. The terminating party shall provide written notice specifying the nature of the breach, and the breaching party shall have a reasonable cure period to remedy the breach. The non-breaching party may terminate this agreement if the breach is not cured within the specified period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Solar Interconnection Agreement as of the Effective Date.







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