Distributed Generation

KPUB will help customers who are interested in generating some of their electricity from renewable sources such as solar or wind.
If you’re considering installing a solar system at your home, let us help you assess if it’s the right investment for you—free of charge! Contact our engineering department at 830.257.3050 today.

Requirements for Distributed Generation System

Distributed Generation (DG) refers to small-scale power generation (i.e. solar, wind, other) at a Customer’s home, or business, used to reduce the Customer’s need for power from the utility power grid. Below are the requirements and the documentation that must be submitted in order to “interconnect” with the electrical supply provided by the Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB).

  1. Agreement for Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation. This Agreement between KPUB and the Customer is for the purpose of interconnecting the Customer’s electric generating system with KPUB’s electric distribution system and operating the Customer system in parallel with KPUB’s distribution system. Click here to download the Agreement.
  2. 2. Application for Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation This Application for Interconnection is to be completed by the Customer and the Customer’s DG system installer. Approval of the application is contingent upon the Customer executing the Agreement and the complete submittal of all documentation required per the application. Click here to download the Application.

Service shall be supplied and used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the following:

Distributed Generation, Rider DG

Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) Substantive Rule §25.211

  • Substantive Rules Applicable to Electric Service Providers. Chapter 25.211 Interconnection of On-Site Distributed Generation (DG). The purpose of this section is to clearly state the terms and conditions that govern the interconnection and parallel operation of on-site distributed generation. Click here to download TPUC Rule §25.211.

Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) Substantive Rule §25.212

  • Substantive Rules Applicable to Electric Service Providers. Chapter 25.212 Interconnection of On-Site Distributed Generation (DG). The purpose of this section is to describe the requirements and procedures for safe and effective connection and operation of distributed generation. Click here to download TPUC Rule §25.212.

How Does Solar Work?

KPUB has a demo solar array right outside our office at 2250 Memorial Blvd. A solar array is a grouping of solar panels that capture and transform the energy from the sunlight into electricity. This particular model operates as a 2,160 watt (2.16 kW) system.

For maximum visibility and demonstrative purposes, KPUB opted for a pole mounted system, as opposed to a roof mounted system. The array consists of 12 Schuco 180 watt modules and 12 Enphase Microinverters that convert each module direct current (DC) voltage to the buildings alternating current (AC) voltage. Some systems utilize a singer inverter for several modules.

Click the button below to view the output of our array. It is a real-time view of the output and has historical data for viewing.