General Interconnection Requirements
The following items highlight the general elements of the interconnection process. Please refer to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) rules and the Interconnection Manual for detailed requirements needed to submit a complete interconnection application.
- With each application the customer shall include a simple one-line diagram and site diagram of the proposed system.
- the one-line diagram shall identify all major equipment including the utility-lockable generation disconnect device and the point of interconnection
- the site diagram shall show the physical location of the equipment in relation to the property and location of equipment on the exterior wall
- CVE recommends that the customer waits to begin construction until the application is approved. After construction is complete, CVE will send the customer two standard Interconnection Agreement forms. Return the signed originals to CVE and schedule an inspection. CVE will inspect the interconnection to verify, as a minimum, that:
- the facility has been constructed as it is represented in the application and in the Interconnection Agreement
- the anti-islanding protection of the inverter is operational
- a weatherproof copy of the one-line diagram has been installed at the point of interconnection
- After the inspection, CVE will sign the Interconnection Agreement and the customer can begin parallel operation
- Interconnection of Generation Facilities up to and Including 10 mega-watts (MW)
- New Mexico Interconnection Manual (to be used in conjunction with Rule 17.9.568)
- Interconnection of Generation Facilities more than 10 MW
- Metering Guidelines for Interconnection Generation Facilities
- Facilities less than 10 MW (must submit a Simplified Interconnection Application)
- Facilities greater than 10 kW and less than 10 MW (must submit a Standard Interconnection Application)
CVE members please contact a CVE Member Services Representative to obtain an interconnection application.