Renewable Energy Generation

Halifax EMC offers a Renewable Energy Generation electric rate rider to residential and nonresidential Members receiving electric service from the Cooperative when a solar or biomass-fueled generation source is installed on the Member’s side of the delivery point and operated in parallel with the Cooperative’s distribution system. The Member must submit an application (PDF) and receive approval prior to interconnection of generating facilities with the Cooperative’s system.

The Nameplate Rating of a residential Member’s generation system must not exceed the estimated maximum monthly kilowatt demand of the residence or 20 KW, whichever is less. The Nameplate Rating of a nonresidential Member’s generation system must not exceed the Member’s maximum monthly kilowatt demand or 50 kW, whichever is less.

Monthly Billing

The Member shall be billed for total energy delivered by the Cooperative to the Member plus any demand or other charges under the applicable rate schedule (PDF). In addition, the Member will be billed a supplemental charge for separate metering of generation output and administration of this Rider. The supplemental charge will be equivalent to the Basic Charge applicable for the rate schedule under which the Member receives service. Credits for energy output of the Member’s generation will be applied to the monthly bill at the current Renewable Energy Generation (REG Rider) rate.


The Cooperative will furnish, install, own, and maintain metering to measure the Member’s kilowatt-hour use and peak demand, if applicable, and energy supplied by the Member’s generation. The Cooperative shall have the right to install special metering and load research devices on the Member’s equipment and the right to use the Member’s telephone line for communication with the Cooperative.

Renewable Energy Credits (Recs)

Upon the Member gaining Renewable Energy Credits certification by the North Carolina Renewable Energy Tracking System, the Cooperative will purchase the certified Renewable Energy Credits from Solar Generation up to 20 kW rated capacity. Each Renewable Energy Credit is equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours.

Solar Renewable Energy Credits — $10.00 / REC


View our Interconnection Requirements.