Wind & solar: private energy resources
The growth of private energy resources, like wind turbines and solar panels, makes the intelligence of Houston’s energy grid increasingly important.
We built a world-class energy network, resulting in easier interconnection of private energy resources with CenterPoint Energy’s smart grid. But it’s important to first understand how renewable energy systems work – what they can do and what limits they have.
Connect your system to the grid
To ensure reliability, small power generation equipment is connected to the same transmission grid as central stations. This connection, known in the electric industry as distributed generation, involves residential systems less than 50 kW (kilowatts). The energy generated is used to offset normal usage.
connect your energy source to the grid?