Connecting to the Grid
If you haven’t decided whether or not you want to connect your small wind turbine to the grid, please see the On- or Off-Grid? section.
If you’ve already decided to place your turbine on-grid, there are two things that you need to know about:
Interconnection - The process and regulations for physically connecting your small wind turbine to the electrical grid via your utility; and
Net Metering - The administrative and billing agreement (net metering agreement) to track and bill the electricity you use from the grid and the electricity you store on the grid, allowing you to ‘run your electrical meter backwards’ whenever your turbine generates more than your facility is consuming. Note that under net metering, you will not be paid for excess electricity - you will only be allowed to "store" it on the grid for a certain period of time.