Selling Hydro Power

The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978 requires electric utilities to purchase power from independent power producers if certain conditions are met. You will need to contact your local utility and/or public utility commission to determine what these technical and operating requirements are, and the price that the utility will pay you for the electricity you generate. You may also need a license from FERC. The utility will require that you ensure the system. The interconnect requirements and insurance premiums may cost more than what you earn from selling the power.


 

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