Eastern Illini is pleased to offer a Net Billing program for our members, now that our Net Metering program is fully subscribed.
With Net Billing, members using a renewable energy systems first utilize their generated power at their location, getting full retail value for those generated kilowatt-hours (kWh). Any time the renewable energy system is producing more energy than the location is using, the excess energy is sent to our electric grid. At the end of the month, EIEC pays the member for that excess energy at our on-peak wholesale energy rate.
To qualify for our Net Billing program, your renewable energy system MUST:
have a nameplate rating of 100 kW or less (AC).
be sized to offset no more than 110% of the account's energy requirements over the previous 12 months.
The following steps will guide you through the approval process for a Net Billing installation.
Contact us at 800-824-5102 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re interested in a system. Download this handy guide on questions to ask your solar contractor.
Provide us with the following information:
One-line diagram of your system (sample)
Specification sheets for both your panels and inverter
A copy of the sales agreement for the system
Proof of $1 million insurance policy coverage (sample)
$500 application fee (non-refundable)
Engineering study fee (varies based on the location and size of your system)
We will study your application materials to determine its impact on our system. Based on the size and your location, there may be additional engineering study fees, and other utilities may have to determine impact as well. Once the potential system is approved, we will let you know so your contractor/installer can begin the installation.
Once installed, but before the system is turned on and energized, please let us know.
We’ll inspect your system and install some special metering equipment. We’ll also have you sign our interconnection agreement. Your installer can then fully energize the system.