Net Metering Program

At Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, we’re proud to offer our members a net metering program.

Here’s how the program works:

  • Apply for the program (see the links to the right to get started)
  • Install up to a 10 kW solar or wind renewable energy system
  • We’ll inspect your system for safety and install some special metering equipment
  • Each month, we’ll measure how much electricity you used and generated
  • The difference between those two number is your NET kWh for the month
  • You’re monthly electric bill will be based on the NET kWh used at your location

How to apply for our net metering program:

  • Download, fill out, and submit our Net Metering application
  • Provide Eastern Illini with the following:
    • Completed application
    • One-line diagram of your system installation (sample image below)
    • Specification sheet for both your solar panels and inverter
    • Proof of insurance ($1,000,000 coverage) with Eastern Illini named as an additional insured
    • $500 application fee
  • Once approved, your contractor can complete the installation
  • We’ll do a final on-site inspection as your system is energized
    • You’ll sign our net metering agreement and facilities schedule

For more information please send us an email via our EI Help Desk or call us at 800-824-5102.

Sample solar system one-line diagram.