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Steps to Connect Solar

Once your system is installed, follow these steps to complete an application and interconnection agreement.

Please be aware that it can take up to 30 calendar days of receipt of a completed application to receive approval for interconnection, subject to an approved inspection performed by Tampa Electric, including installation of acceptable disconnect switch.

Getting started is easy – just follow these steps:

Step 2

Download and complete the interconnection agreement that matches the rating/size of your renewable generating system. Please note: This rating is measured in alternating current (AC). Additional documentation may be required based on the size of your system.

*Must choose one of the following tiered options.


*Systems rated 10kW or less (AC)
  • Tier 1 interconnection agreement for systems 10kW or less. Download and complete agreement PDF Icon (Section 8, sheet No. 8.1000)
  • No application fee.
  • Provide a copy the manufacturer's installation, operation and maintenance instructions for the system's inverter. A Web link is also acceptable.
  • A manual disconnect switch of visible load break type must be installed adjacent to meter, prior to inspection (Maximum reimbursement for single-phase is $320. Three-phase max reimbursement is $395). A photo of the disconnect switch is required to be submitted with the application showing the required placard with ON-SITE GENERATION UTILITY DISCONNECT SWITCH engraved or stamped as required by our electrical standards PDF Icon. See sample photo of a disconnect switch with an approved placard.
  • Proof of inspection and approval by local code authority.

*Systems rated greater than 10 kW to 100kW (AC)
  • Tier 2 interconnection agreement for systems greater than 10kW to 100kW. Download and complete agreement PDF Icon (Section 8, sheet No. 8.1035)
  • Application fee: $250.
  • Proof of insurance not less than $1,000,000 general liability (see condition #9).
  • Provide a copy the manufacturer's installation, operation and maintenance instructions for the system's inverter. A Web link is also acceptable.
  • A manual disconnect switch of visible load break type must be installed adjacent to meter prior to inspection. A photo of the disconnect switch is required to be submitted with the application showing the required placard with ON-SITE GENERATION UTILITY DISCONNECT SWITCH engraved or stamped as required by our electrical standards PDF Icon. See sample photo of a disconnect switch with an approved placard.
  • Proof of inspection and approval by local code authority.

*Systems rated 100kW to 2MW (AC)
  • Tier 3 interconnection agreement for systems greater than 100kW to 2MW. Download and complete agreement PDF Icon (Section 8, sheet No. 8.1070)
  • Application fee: $500.
  • Proof of insurance not less than $2,000,000 general liability (see condition #9).
  • Provide a copy the manufacturer's installation, operation and maintenance instructions for the system's inverter. A Web link is also acceptable.
  • A manual disconnect switch of visible load break type must be installed adjacent to meter, prior to inspection.
  • Proof of inspection and approval by local code authority. A photo of the disconnect switch is required to be submitted with the application showing the required placard with ON-SITE GENERATION UTILITY DISCONNECT SWITCH engraved or stamped as required by our electrical standards PDF Icon. See sample photo of a disconnect switch with an approved placard.
  • May require interconnection study (see condition #11).

Step 3

Please mail a check for the interconnection fee to:

Attention: EMS Team – P-5
Tampa Electric
P.O. Box 172479
Tampa, FL 33672

Upon receipt of required documentation, an inspection of your system and meter set will be scheduled by a Tampa Electric representative to ensure proper interconnection. If the installation passes inspection, Tampa Electric will replace your traditional meter with a bi-directional net meter so you can begin operating your system. Please note that many contractors require "permission to operate" notification prior to operation of your system. Tampa Electric will email your signed Interconnection Agreement to you and your contractor indicating your system is ready for operation.

Additional questions?

To speak with a representative about your battery and/or solar installation, call Tampa Electric on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 813-635-1500 or email NetMeters@tecoenergy.com.

For questions about your billing statement, net meter access, net meters and our interconnection application system, call Tampa Electric's Energy Management Services Team on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 813-275-3909.

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