Morgan County Rural Electric Association Net Metering
Interconnection Procedures and Guidelines
For a detailed explanation of Morgan County REA's Net Metering Procedures & Guidelines, please see the following documents.
Net Metering Applications
If installing solar, please complete the application below and submit to Morgan County REA. The Application is considered complete when it provides all applicable and correct information as required. A $250 non-refundable application fee must also accompany the application. Additional information to evaluate the Application may be required. Click below for Applications, Procedures, and Terms and Conditions for Interconnecting. For inquiries about systems larger than 25 kW or other renewable energy applications, please contact Member Services at (970) 867-5688.
Learn More About Solar
There's so much to learn when it comes to net metering and solar generation for your home. To help get started, watch the video at right and take a look at some frequently asked questions below. Feel free to call MCREA at (970) 867-5688 for any questions you may have!
Question: If I install solar panels on my house, will I no longer have a bill?
Answer: Solar panels on your home may reduce your monthly bill, but it can't be eliminated entirely. Every meter on our system incurs a monthly facilities charge, and a net-metered solar account is no different. Even if your solar panels generate as much energy as you use, you will still be charged the monthly facilities charge.
Question: I've been told that electricity rates will skyrocket, so installing solar will save me lots of money. Is that true?
Answer: Though changes to rates occur from time to time, drastic rate changes are unlikely. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual price increase for electricity has been only 1%.
Question: Does MCREA discourage its members from installing solar?
Answer: MCREA does not discourage our members from installing solar. Rather, we work closely with each member to provide help and information when considering solar, and remain a resource during the installation and commissioning of each system. As your trusted source of power and information, we want to ensure our members are well informed and taken care of. That's why we are happy to walk through the entire solar install process with you to make sure each system is appropriately sized to provide the greatest benefit.
Question: Once I install a solar array, the savings explained to me will be locked in and can never change, right?
Answer: Though they have remained steady since 2016, and actually decreased in 2021, MCREA rates could change in the future. The price per kWh or the monthly facilities charge could change, and with it the expected savings described up front. Changes in rates, rate structures or net metering policy could affect these expected savings and existing practices will not be grandfathered.
Looking for more info? Here is a list of Things You Should Consider Before Installing Solar.