NEW City of Mesa Electric Customer

Solar Pilot Program

(July 2013 to June 2014)

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Mesa's Energy Resources Department is launching a new one-year solar pilot program for City electric customers. The pilot will again provide up to $100,000 of incentives to qualified residents and business property owners in its electric service area who purchase and install a solar photovoltaic (P.V.) system. Since funding is limited, participants who qualify for the program will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis based on application submittal and acceptance. The program will run from July 2013 through June 2014.

Incentives for residential program participants will be limited to $2,500 ($.50 per watt) for up to five kilowatts (kW). Commercial participants' incentives will be limited to $15,000 ($.50 per watt up to 30 kW.)

 

  RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
INCENTIVE ( $ / kW  )   $500   $500
MAX INCENTIVE   $2,500   $15,000
ANNUAL BUDGET   $50,000   $50,000

 

In exchange for the incentive payment, the City receives the associated renewable energy credits and environmental benefits. A net metering program will also be available under which the City will purchase, from qualified net metering customers, energy produced from their P.V. system that is in excess of what they used.

 
RESIDENTIAL CHECKLIST Solartileroof
Prior to installation of Residential customer-owned generation:

All customers interconnecting any customer owned generation facility to the City of Mesa electric system are required to execute a Interconnection agreement (single line interconnection agreement diagram)

PLEASE NOTE:  The Interconnection Agreement, Net Metering Addendum, and Incentive Agreement found on this page are drafts for informational purposes only.  Signature copies of these agreements will be prepared for you by Energy Resources personnel and provided to you to sign after receipt and approval of your application.

COMMERCIAL CHECKLIST  SolarPVCommercailRoof
Prior to installation of Commercial customer-owned generation:

 

All customers interconnecting any customer owned generation facility to the City of Mesa electric system are required to execute a Interconnection agreement (single line interconnection agreement diagram)

PLEASE NOTE:  The Interconnection Agreement, Net Metering Addendum, and Incentive Agreement found on this page are drafts for informational purposes only.  Signature copies of these agreements will be prepared for you by Energy Resources personnel and provided to you to sign after receipt and approval of your application.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where can I get copies of the application and agreements?
To get copies of all the forms contact Lori Bonilla at Lori.Bonilla@mesaaz.gov or 480-644-2652.

2. How do I qualify for the Solar Pilot Program if I already have a solar system?
You will not qualify for the incentive but may qualify for net metering during the pilot program. To qualify you will need to execute an Interconnection Agreement and Net Metering Addendum (see above).

3. I do not want to sell my environmental attributes to the City. Can I still qualify for the incentive?
No.

4. Will Net Metering continue beyond the Pilot Program termination on June 2014?
It will not, unless the City decides to extend the program.

5. When does the program begin and end?
It begins July 2013 and ends June 2014.

6. If I don't qualify for incentives why do I need to execute an interconnection agreement?
Safety is the primary reason. Even small generators of electricity can back-feed the electric system and create serious safety hazards for customers and personnel.

7. May I interconnect before signing agreements?
No. You must execute an interconnection agreement prior to interconnecting. Doing so without a signed agreement will disqualify you from any incentive or net metering benefit.

8.  I am not a City of Mesa electric customer; do I qualify for the program? 
No, this program is for customer-owned solar systems that are interconnected to Mesa's electric system.  SRP does have a solar program for its electric customers; contact them at SRPSolar@srpnet.com.

9. Who selects and hires the solar contractor? 
Selecting your solar contractor and hiring the contractor is the customer's choice and responsibility. Mesa does not recommend or endorse any solar contractors as part of this pilot program.

 

Who do I contact with questions regarding the Solar Pilot Program or the Interconnection process?

Lori Bonilla, Business Development Coordinator 
480-644-2652 lori.bonilla@mesaaz.gov

or

Pedro (Pete) Serrano, Energy Resources Program Manager 
480-644-6898 pedro.serrano@mesaaz.gov

Learn more about tax credits and rebates available to City of Mesa residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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