The following is a general overview of how PG&E's standard interconnection process works. If you've hired a solar contractor to perform your installation, the contractor will work with PG&E on your behalf to complete the interconnection process.
Application review: 10 business days
- Review begins when our interconnection team receives both a signed Agreement & Authorization form and a complete Application, along with the $145.00 application fee.
- Within 10 business days, our interconnection team will either advance the project to the next step or send a deficiency notice to the authorized contact.
- If the application has any deficiencies, the authorized contact is notified via email to the address provided on the Agreement & Authorization for correction. The application cannot move forward until the corrections have been completed. Our interconnection team has 10 business days to review responses to a deficiency.
Engineering review: 15 business days (starts when the application is deemed complete)
- Our interconnection team reviews all submitted documentation to determine whether the supporting information provided meets the state's requirements listed in the Greenbook.
- Documents are reviewed within 15 business days. Any deficiencies will be sent to the authorized contact via email to the address provided on the Agreement & Authorization for correction. Our interconnection team has 15 business days to review responses to a deficiency.
Implementation: 30 business days (starts when the application is deemed complete)
If there are no deficiencies, the project moves to the meter re-programming or installation stage for Permission to Operate (PTO). If a field inspection is needed, our field partners will complete the inspection and notify our interconnection team with the results.
Please note: There are some CPUC-approved reasons for exceeding 30 business days, such as failed field inspections or transformer upgrades.
Important: Solar systems should not be turned on until you receive Permission to Operate, as you will not receive any credit for electricity generated and your system could cause a safety hazard if it is back-feeding into the grid without our knowledge.