Berkeley Electric Cooperative RENEWABLE SURPLUS RIDER:
Please be aware that an Interconnection Application must be completed and submitted before any solar system can be installed. Members interested in installing a solar PV system need to complete all of the following steps:
Berkeley Electric Cooperative Renewable Surplus Rider is available for Residential (up to 20 kWAC) and Small Commercial accounts (up to 100 kWAC) (BEC transformer <100 kVa). It is only available to non-demand billed rates and non-time of day rate. Large accounts (>100 kVa) may install bigger systems and use to lower their purchased kWh and no value for surplus power. We can help with custom sizing with hourly kWh use info, to help you get maximum use from your PV system.
Berkeley Electric Cooperative Renewable Surplus Rider begins effective June 2019.
Please note: Berkeley will CLOSE the current Net Metering Rider to new solar PV systems once the new Renewable Surplus rider goes into effect.
Members who are already on the previous Net Metering Rider will have the option to move over the Renewable Surplus rider or remain on the Net Metering Rider until it closes at the end of 2024. Members on the existing Bi-directional Metering and NOT getting value for Surplus will be moved over to the Renewable Surplus Rider. This rider has a maximum connected system kW Renewable of 2% of our system maximum kW.
Rate vs. solar production evaluation: Contact Tim Swicord for details about our Net Metering or Bi-Directional rate and the expected member savings per month. Residential and small commercial. or direct (843) 899-8406.
For Interconnection Application & Information: Tameka Palmer (843) 899-8433 timsGeneral contact with Berkeley Electric Cooperative: 843-572-5454. / Tim Swicord (843) 899-8406 or