Solar installation

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As part of our commitment to support renewable energy, the City of Leesburg Electric Department is pleased to offer net metering. Net metering is a service that permits customers to offset part or all of their electric needs with their own renewable generating systems. Net metering promotes the development of renewable energy by allowing customers to use their own generation on-site, and to sell any excess generation to their electric utility.

The excess generation that is produced is purchased by the FMPA, through the City of Leesburg. The rate is determined by FMPA. This rate is similar to a wholesale rate, and is lower than the retail rate you purchase power from the City of Leesburg.


Steps for Solar installations:

  1. Research and select a system to be installed.
  2. Complete an “Application for Interconnection”, and complete the "Standard Interconnection Agreement" as well as the "Tri Party Net Metering Power Purchase Agreement.
  3. The City of Leesburg Electric Department will review the application. Notification will be sent to the customer on the status of the application.
  4. The Customer will have the solar installation installed and inspected by the local building department.

  5. The customer will contact the City of Leesburg Electric Department to have a “Bi Directional” meter installed in the main meter panel, as well as a second meter installed that measures the output of the solar panel.

  6. The Customer must then give written notice, at least 10 days in advance, to the City of Leesburg that the solar installation is being activated and producing energy.
 

SOLAR FAQ's and Information     Solar Application Packet and Agreements  Solar Installation 1 Line


Solar Production Meter Drawing  Electric Bill with Solar

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A picture of a solar installation with Inverter, Disconnects,
Solar Production meter and Existing Meter can.


For more information, contact:
City of Leesburg Electric Service Planner Supervisor
Phone: (352) 728-9786, extension 2021
Fax: (352) 326-6621
Email:  Electric Service Planners