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Getting Started

​Customers are increasingly supplementing BGE energy with self-generated power. Interconnection is the process of registering and connecting power generation equipment, such as solar energy systems, to BGE's electric distribution system.​

Step-by-Step Process

Every solar project goes through a similar step-by-step process. Here are the primary steps that you will experience if you choose to go solar.

Research Solar

Find out your property's based on rooftop characteristics and electricity use. Visit our interconnection viability map to see if solar is feasible for you. Next, research and hire a qualified contractor.

Apply to Connect

In most cases, a customer will work with a qualified contractor to connect their solar energy system to the smart grid. A contractor can answer any questions you may have and provide a thorough evaluation of your property.
While you may apply for interconnection directly, typically the contractor will submit an interconnection application on your behalf requesting interconnection to BGE's smart grid.

Once your application has been entered into our system, you may track the progress of your project via our project tracker. Please note: in order to view your project, the email address the contractor enters as part of the application must match the email address you use to sign in to

Install and Operate

Have a qualified contractor install your solar energy system. Once your interconnection application has been approved, BGE will issue a Permission to Operate (PTO) and ensure the proper net metering infrastructure is in place (if applicable). Then, flip the switch and start safely generating energy!

Enjoy the Benefits!

Receive net metering credits from BGE when your solar energy system produces more energy than you consume (up to 200% of your previous 12 months usage if installing a leased system). You also may be eligible for other solar credits as detailed on your solar calculator report.
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