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10 Steps to Net Metering with Solterra
If you are paying your electric bills on time, then you’re ready to take the next step to bring net metering into your home. Follow the steps below and you’ll be living green in no time!
Solterra will provide you with the Net Metering documents
The following documents will be provided – completely filled-up and ready to be submitted to your Meralco Business Center:
- A request letter
- Plant parameters for net metering
- Application for interconnection
- ERC Certificate of Compliance
- Equipment datasheet and certifications
- Single line diagram, location map
Submit the documents to your Meralco Business Center
Submit the completed documents along with photocopies of one (1) government ID and a recent Meralco bill to your Meralco Business Center. Meralco will process your documents within two weeks.
Receive request letter for Distribution Impact Study
Meralco will send you a request letter for Distribution Impact Study (DIS) along with the service fee. They will ask to assess your home to determine if it is a right fit for the net metering scheme.
Pay the Distribution Impact Study fee
Settle the processing fee of Php 1,900 at your Meralco business center. Meralco will then conduct the Distribution Impact Study, and results will be available after 4 weeks.
Distribution Impact Study results and modification requirements
Meralco will release your DIS results and inform you of the required modifications needed to bring net metering into your home. An accredited Meralco contractor will perform these changes for you, and get your Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection (CFEI) from the City Hall.
Cost of modifications range between Php8,000 to Php20,000 depending on the requirements.
Submit Certificate of Final Electrical Inspection
Submit the CFEI to your Meralco Business Center.
Meralco will provide you with a Fixed Asset Boundary Document (FABD) and net metering agreement to look over and notarize. Once completed, you just have to submit these to your Meralco business center, and wait 2-4 weeks for the documents to be processed.
Pay ERC Certificate of Compliance fee
Last thing you need is to prepare a manager’s check of Php 1,500, addressed to the ERC and submit to your Meralco business center.
Installation of the Solar Panel System can occur anytime before completion of Step 8. Systems should be in place before meters are installed, to allow Meralco testing.
Schedule Meter Installation
Once all these requirements have been completed, Meralco will schedule a date to install your new bi-directional meter for the net metering scheme!
You’re done and ready to save!