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Steps to Installing - Net Metering Interconnection Process
  1. Choose a contractor. Learn about questions to ask.
  2. Design your system and develop a one-line diagram
  3. Complete and send the following to Avista (address on application):
  4. Avista will confirm receipt of your completed application within 5 business days
  5. Within 20 business days after Avista confirms receipt of your application, you will be notified of approval. If approved, you will receive a letter of approval from your Avista contact. If the application is not approved, you will be contacted to discuss the required modification needed for approval
  6. Once the application is approved, you will need to obtain an electrical permit to install your system
  7. Install your system to meet all applicable codes and standards
  8. After you pass the final electrical inspection, call your Avista contact to schedule a site visit. During the site visit, Avista will install the meter and commission your system

Congratulations, your system is now ready to begin generating. A confirmation letter will be sent from Avista along with a copy of the interconnection agreement.

Washington State residents will receive a packet from Avista with information about how to certify your system and collect your production credit.

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