The parallel operation of a self-generation unit, such as a solar PV system, requires interconnection with PWP's electric distribution system. Electric Regulation 23 is the guidelines that describe the interconnection, operating and metering requirements for generation facilities to be connected to PWP’s distribution system. In addition, customers must comply with Pasadena’s Regulation 21 rules, regulations, and policies for electrical design, installation, upgrades, equipment maintenance, and safety electric service.
*NOTE: unlike the investor-owned utilities, PWP's Interconnection Process is integrated throughout the Pasadena Solar Initiative ("PSI") rebate process. There is no separate interconnection application or process. Please read through the entire PSI Incentive Process section to find detailed interconnection information.
The interconnection process for solar installations under the PSI may be summarized as follows: