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					               Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook

                               Program Year 2009
                       (June 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009)
                                   6/19/2009




Texas New Mexico Power Company’s Solar PV Pilot Program is sponsored by TNMP and
         implemented by Frontier Associates and Clean Energy Associates.
               For more information visit www.txreincentives.com/tpv.




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Table of Contents

1. Program Overview..................................................................................................... 1
     1.a. Program Description .......................................................................................................................... 1
     1.b. Program Management and Contacts ................................................................................................. 1
     1.c. Program Changes .............................................................................................................................. 1
2. Eligibility .................................................................................................................... 2
     2.a. Customers.......................................................................................................................................... 2
     2.b. Registered Service Providers ............................................................................................................ 2
     2.c. Equipment and Installation ................................................................................................................. 4
     2.d. Warranties.......................................................................................................................................... 5
     2.e. Codes/Standards/Permits .................................................................................................................. 5
     2.f. Additional Considerations ................................................................................................................... 6
3. Incentive Design and Delivery.................................................................................. 6
     3.a. Total Funding and Customer Classes ............................................................................................... 6
     3.b. Incentive Level ................................................................................................................................... 6
     3.c. System Size/Capacity Limits.............................................................................................................. 6
     3.d. Incentive Reservation/Payment Limits .............................................................................................. 7
     3.e. Limits on Participation ........................................................................................................................ 7
     3.f. First-Come, First-Served Policy .......................................................................................................... 7
     3.g. Incentive Reservation Period ............................................................................................................. 7
     3.h. Quarterly Milestone Reporting ........................................................................................................... 7
     3.i. Extensions........................................................................................................................................... 7
     3.k. Designation of Incentive Recipient .................................................................................................... 8
     3.l. Other TNMP Programs ....................................................................................................................... 8
4. Participation Process................................................................................................ 8
     4.a. Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 8
     4.b. Detailed Description of Process Steps .............................................................................................. 8
     4.c. Differences Between Pre-Approved and Final Applications .............................................................. 9
5. Quality Control / Quality Assurance ...................................................................... 10
     5.a. Pre-Inspections ................................................................................................................................ 10
     5.b. Post-Installation Inspections ............................................................................................................ 10
     5.c. Persistence Inspections ................................................................................................................... 10
     5.d. Inspection Failures ........................................................................................................................... 11
6. Service Provider Performance Standards ............................................................. 11
     6.a. Service Provider Standing ............................................................................................................... 11
     6.b. Service Provider Disqualification ..................................................................................................... 11
     6.c. Dispute Resolution ........................................................................................................................... 12
7. Technical Training/Technical Assistance ............................................................. 12
8. Additional Considerations ...................................................................................... 13
     8.a. Interconnection ................................................................................................................................ 13
     8.b. Metering for Distributed Renewable Generation ............................................................................. 13
     8.c. Compensation for Energy Delivered to the Distribution System (Outflows) .................................... 13
     8.d. Renewable Energy Credits ............................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.13
     8.e. Tax Considerations .......................................................................................................................... 13

Appendices
1.           Service Provider Information Form
2.           Project Pre-Approval Application
3.           Final Application
4.           Interconnection Application

TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                                                                              6/1/2008
1. Program Overview
1.a. Program Description
TNMP’s Solar PV Pilot Program offers financial incentives for TNMP customers who install
eligible distributed solar energy generating equipment. This Guidebook presents program
participation guidelines applicable through December 31, 2009. The customer participation
process, in summary, is as follows:
   1. Customers work with registered service providers to determine eligibility and define the
      technical specifications of a solar electric system suitable for their property.
   2. The selected service provider completes an incentive application, submitting technical
      details of the proposed system to the Program Manager for review. The Program
      Manager reviews the incentive application, and either approves the application or
      informs the customer/service provider of the reasons for denial. Approvals indicate the
      incentive dollar amount reserved and the period of time the incentive reservation is valid.
   3. The service provider constructs the proposed system, submits a final application form,
      and passes a program inspection (if selected for inspection). TNMP sends an incentive
      check directly to the customer or their selected service provider.
The TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program is just one of many programs offering financial incentives,
educational resources, and information on renewable energy systems, energy efficiency
measures, and combined heat and power technologies. These programs are available to TNMP
customers, including residential customers, businesses, and schools. Information about these
programs can be found at TNMP’s website, http://www.tnpe.com/tx/energyefficiency.asp.

1.b. Program Management and Contacts
If you have any questions about the Program or how to begin the application process you may
contact the Program Manager directly:
       Steve Wiese, Program Manager
       TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program
       1515 S Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 110
       Austin, Texas 78746
       (512) 323-6629
       steve.wiese@cleanenergyassociates.com
For more information visit http://www.tnpe.com/tx/energyefficiency.asp. For questions regarding
Frontier Associates’ and Clean Energy Associates’ relationship to TNMP you may contact
TNMP at this address: http://www.tnpe.com/ContactUs.aspx.

1.c. Program Changes
This document is intended to provide a detailed and consistent reference on Program design
and implementation processes to market participants, but does not address every possible
situation or complication which may arise during program implementation. When instances
requiring clarification are identified, the Program Manager will attempt to provide guidance
consistent with program intent as well as with other program goals and priorities.



TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                     page 1
TMP and the Solar PV Program Manager reserve the right to change program guidelines,
processes, requirements, budgets, budget allocations and other program details at any time
without prior notice to market participants.

2. Eligibility
2.a. Customers
For the purposes of this program,
“customers” are defined as the entity
with financial responsibility for paying
the electric bill for the meter behind
which the distributed solar energy
equipment is to be installed.
Any customer served by TNMP is
eligible to participate in the program.
Customers may receive incentives for
new systems proposed for multiple
points of service (i.e., locations with
unique meter ESI-IDs). However,
each point of service is eligible to
participate in the program only once
during a single program year.
The map at right shows TNMP’s
service areas in Texas. This map is
provided for reference only, as
customers located within this service
territory may or may not receive electric service from TNMP.
TNMP customers may be identified by the Electric Service Identifier number (ESI-ID) printed on
their electric bill or meter as shown below.

                                TNMP ESI ID
                                10 40051 000 1234567
                                TNMP company code   Premise ID#


2.b. Registered Service Providers
Only registered service providers may request funding under the program. A list of registered
service providers will be made available on the program website and can be requested from the
Program Manager. In order to be eligible to participate in the program, all registered service
providers must:
   1.      Agree that a licensed Texas electrical contractor will offer, perform and (where
           applicable) permit electrical work associated with each project;
   2.      Carry liability insurance with the following coverage:
           a.   $500,000 Combined Single Limit;


TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                         page 2
           b.   Bodily Injury and Property Damage/$500,000 General Aggregate;
   3.      Meet at least one of the eligibility requirements listed below:
           a. Employ at least one Texas-based employee who is currently certified by
              NABCEP as a PV Installer (note: this is the NABCEP PV Installer certification,
              not the entry level certification also offered by NABCEP).
           b. Be a licensed Texas Electrical Contractor with at least one Texas-based
              employee who has successfully completed at least 40 hours of PV installation
              training offered by a third party in the year prior to the application date.
           c. Demonstrate/document successful completion of at least 3 permitted, licensed
              and grid-interconnected PV installations in Texas within in one year prior to the
              date of registration.
Please note that it is the intention of the program manager to require applicable Texas Electrical
Contractor licensing and NABCEP PV Installer certification or an equivalent certification of all
registered service providers in a subsequent program year.

In order to maintain eligibility to participate in the program, registered service providers must
also meet ongoing quality control/quality assurance requirements detailed in Section 5, must
attend a minimum number of technical training sessions offered by the Program Manager, and
must attend periodic program update conference calls and webinars. Dates for the
training/webinars can be found on the program website.
Do-it-Yourself or Self-Installations
Customers who wish to install systems by themselves may do so only if they are become a
registered Service Provider in the program, meeting all eligibility requirements applicable to
registered Service Providers, or contract with a registered Service Provider who will apply for
funding, oversee the installation and applicable permitting, and provide the required warranty.
Service Providers are required by the program to have a lead role in every project in order to
promote safety and quality in the design and installation process, and to maintain consistency
with Texas interconnection and net metering rules.
Customers with Unique Purchasing Processes or Requirements
Some eligible customers, such as large companies and government agencies such as
municipalities and schools, may need to register their project and receive a letter confirming pre-
approval of the requested incentive amount prior to selecting a registered service provider.
These customers may work directly with the Program Manager to submit an incentive
reservation request on their behalf. In these cases, the Program Manager will act as a proxy
registered service provider until the customer has selected a registered service provider; at that
time, the project will be transferred to the registered service provider.
In general, the Program Manager will act as a proxy registered service provider for customers
with unique purchasing processes or requirements as long as the customer:
          Demonstrates funding availability and appropriate authorization for the proposed
           project;
          Commits to using a registered service provider for the installation; and,
          Agrees to complete the installation within the applicable incentive reservation period.

TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                       page 3
2.c. Equipment and Installation
Major Equipment (Modules, Inverters, Meters)
Only new eligible solar photovoltaic equipment providing energy to the customer premise
through an interconnection on the customer’s side of the electric meter qualifies for incentives
under this program. The Program adopts by reference the lists of Eligible Photovoltaic Electricity
System Equipment, including the lists of eligible solar modules and inverters from the California
Solar Initiative. These lists may be found at this address:
http://www.gosolarcalifornia.org/equipment/index.html.
NOTE: TNMP is not a manufacturer, supplier or guarantor of the PV system or service
providers, and TNMP, whether by making available a list of registered service providers and
equipment sources or otherwise, has not made and makes no representations or warranties of
any nature, directly or indirectly, express or implied, as to performance of the service provider or
reliability, performance, durability, condition or quality of the PV system selected and purchased.
Ineligible Equipment
Any solar electric systems that do not deliver energy to a building’s electric distribution system
are ineligible for participation. Portable systems are not eligible for participation.
Minimum Performance Threshold
To be eligible to receive an incentive payment, the estimated annual electrical energy output of
a solar electric system, as modeled by PVWATTS and considering an appropriate factor for
shading, must be at least eighty percent (80%) of the estimated annual energy output for an
optimally-tilted and -oriented, unshaded system of the same DC capacity. Systems which do not
meet the minimum performance threshold will not receive an incentive.
The estimated annual electrical energy output of an optimally-tilted and -oriented, unshaded
system can be determined by selecting an appropriate location, entering the system capacity in
kWdc, and accepting default parameters for tilt (latitude tilt), orientation (due south), and
derating factor (0.77) into the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s PVWatts calculator,
available online at http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/codes_algs/PVWATTS/.
The estimated annual electrical energy output of a proposed system shall be derived from
PVWatts or equivalent software and shall consider separately the effects of tilt, orientation and
shading on each array and/or string, as appropriate. The effect of shading shall be determined
using a Solar Pathfinder or equivalent instrumentation. As a general rule, multiple shading
measurements should be made along the lower or southern edge of an array, and/or at
locations where shading is most prevalent.
Installations which do not meet the minimum performance threshold will not receive an
incentive. Service providers are strongly discouraged from pursuing borderline systems, and are
encouraged to contact program administrators and clearly document shading measurements
whenever clarification or pre-approval is needed.
Interconnection
All PV systems must be interconnected, at customer’s expense, to TNMP’s electrical grid. The
PV system must comply with current TNMP guidelines governing interconnection with TNMP’s
electric distribution system, and any subsequent revisions to these guidelines. Interconnection
requirements for distributed generation systems are defined by the Texas Public Utility
Commission and current requirements are posted on TNMP’s website. The Program Manager

TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                        page 4
will work with service providers to communicate and distribute updates to these requirements as
necessary.
Manufacturer’s Instructions
All equipment must be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
AC Disconnect
A utility-accessible AC disconnect is required per TNMP’s interconnection requirements.
Revenue-Grade Solar Meter
All projects must include an electrical meter to measure the energy produced by the solar
electric system. The solar meter must be certified to meet or exceed the applicable accuracy
standards of ANSI C12.1-2001 or its equivalent. These meters are required to meet a standard
of 1 percent accuracy for systems greater than 10 kW, and 5 percent accuracy for systems up
to 10 kW. Meters shall be bi-directional and report net available/usable power for the purpose of
REC creation (i.e. generation net of standby losses, transformer losses, and grid power utilized
by the system for significant items such as tracking systems, etc.).
Note this is not the “net meter” owned by TNMP and installed at the point of service
demarcation. Note also that most currently-available inverter-based metering does not meet the
standard referenced above; however some inverters currently meet the standard, and more are
expected.
Mounting Systems
All installations shall utilize mounting/racking systems and hardware specifically designed for
use with photovoltaic systems, incorporating rust and corrosion-resistant components and
appropriately engineered to withstand anticipated structural and wind loading conditions.
Custom mounting solutions may be necessary in some cases: in these cases, the proposed
mounting system should be properly engineered and stamped drawings submitted to the
program manager.

2.d. Warranties
Eligible systems must be covered by an all-inclusive warranty for at least five years from the
date of installation to protect the purchaser against component or system breakdown. The
warranty must cover all major components of the system against breakdown or degradation in
electrical output of more than 10% from their originally-rated electrical output during the five-
year period. The manufacturer and service provider may provide the required warranty in
conjunction, covering major system components and labor, respectively. An owner’s manual,
including warranty documentation, must be provided to the customer on completion of the
installation.

2.e. Codes/Standards/Permits
All PV system installations must obtain appropriate local building permits and pass all required
local inspections. Work must be performed in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and
local, codes and standards.




TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                        page 5
2.f. Additional Considerations
          Incentive Assignments: The incentive may be assigned by the customer to the
           service provider, equipment supplier, or other third party.
          Other Restrictions: Deed restrictions, homeowners associations, neighborhood
           covenants or local regulations must not prohibit the installation of solar photovoltaics
           on property.
          Condominiums/joint ownership associations:
           o   Individual condominium owners applying must obtain Condominium Association
               permission.
           o   Condominium Associations can apply under the commercial section of the
               incentive program, and must be connected to a commercial meter.
          Apartments/rentals/leased properties:
           o   These qualify as commercial projects and must be under a single incentive
               application. Applicant must demonstrate project approval by building owner.
          New construction:
           o   The program does not prohibit pre-applications for new construction projects that
               otherwise conform to all program requirements. However, there may be
               complications with new construction proposals which do not strictly adhere to
               program guidelines and processes. In these cases, service providers are
               encouraged to contact the Program Manager before submitting a pre-application.

3. Incentive Design and Delivery
3.a. Total Funding and Customer Classes
In program year 2009, the total amount of incentive funding available in the TNMP Solar PV
Pilot Program for all customer classes is $90,000.

3.b. Incentive Level
The incentive level for program year 2009 is:
                                            $2.50/watt
Incentives are calculated based on the total DC capacity of a solar electric system, determined
by sum of the DC(stc) capacity of all modules installed.
         Incentive = [Number of PV Modules] x [DC-STC Rating per Module (Watts)] x $2.50
The final incentive level will be determined following verification of the installed system by an
TNMP solar field inspector. Systems not meeting all program requirements, including the
minimum design threshold requirement, are ineligible for incentives.

3.c. System Size/Capacity Limits
System size/capacity is limited by applicable rules regarding interconnection and net metering
(see appendices). Systems estimated to produce more energy on an annual basis than is
consumed by the customer at the interconnected meter are ineligible for incentives.

TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                         page 6
3.d. Incentive Reservation/Payment Limits
Incentive reservations/payments are limited to $25,000 (10 kWdc).

3.e. Limits on Participation
The bullets below summarize limits on incentive reservations applicable to customers and
service providers with multiple projects during a single program year. These limits do not apply
to customers and service providers with only a single project, which are limited by system
size/capacity limits and limits on incentive reservations and payments (see sections 3.c. and
3.d.).
          No customer may reserve more than 50% of available incentive funds during the
           program year.
          No single service provider may reserve more than 50% of available incentive funds
           during the program year.

3.f. First-Come, First-Served Policy
Incentive funding is offered to eligible customers with complete applications on a first-come,
first-served basis.

3.g. Incentive Reservation Period
All residential incentive reservations and reservations for projects with rated capacity of less
than or equal to 10 kWdc expire in 6 calendar months after the date of acceptance. All other
incentive reservations expire after 12 calendar months after the date of acceptance. A complete
final application must be received by the program manager prior the expiration date.

3.h. Quarterly Milestone Reporting
All projects greater than 10 kWdc will be required to demonstrate progress toward completing
financing and construction on a quarterly basis. Failure to report quarterly or to demonstrate
progress in quarterly reports may result in termination of the incentive reservation.

3.i. Extensions
No extensions will be granted for residential projects or any other projects less than or equal to
10 kWdc. Customers requiring an extension will need to re-apply for incentive funding with a
new application subject to funding availability at the time of reapplication.
Customers eligible for extensions who cannot complete their project within the incentive
reservation period may apply for an extension. Extension requests must be received before 5:00
PM on the expiration date, and must include detailed documentation regarding the reasons for
the delay. Progressive documentation of issues to the Program Manager as they occur
throughout the project will significantly improve the case for a project extension.
The Program Manager will consider extensions in cases where significant progress has been
made toward completion of the project, and where the delay was unavoidable and
unforeseeable at the time of the initial application. Approval of any extension will depend on the
totality of circumstances related to reasonable progress toward each of the items listed below
and the reason why the delay was unavoidable and unforeseeable as demonstrated through
documentation provided with the extension request.


TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                        page 7
       a)      Physical construction has started at the customer’s site, which means that:
                   i.   construction permits have been granted (where applicable);
                  ii.   project are materials either onsite or in storage; and
                 iii.   installation work has started;
       b)      Irrevocable orders have been placed with the manufacturers of the major items of
               equipment (PV modules and inverters);
       c)      Construction permits have been approved by the authority having jurisdiction
               (where applicable);
       d)      Engineering and design work has been started and progressed to a significant
               degree;
       e)      Material and/or equipment have been received from the manufacturer, and are
               either onsite or in storage.
If granted, the extension will be for a period no greater than half the length of the original
applicable reservation period. No additional extensions are permitted. If a project exceeds the
extended deadline, the service provider will need to re-apply for incentive funding with a new
application.

3.k. Designation of Incentive Recipient
Service providers may designate the customer, themselves, or another entity to receive the
incentive payment. The designation of incentive recipient can be made as part of the initial
application.

3.l. Other TNMP Programs
Participation in the Solar PV Program does not affect a customer’s eligibility to participate in
other TNMP energy efficiency/conservation programs.

4. Participation Process
4.a. Overview
The program utilizes several forms, including the Service Provider Information Form, Project
Pre-Approval Application, and Final Application Form. These forms are typically provided to the
Program Manager by registered service providers. The paper versions of these forms are
expected to be replaced with a web-based registration process during the 2008-2009 program
year.

4.b. Detailed Description of Process Steps
Participating in TNMP’s Solar PV Pilot Program consists of three main steps:
   1. Service provider registration;
   2. Project pre-approval application; and,
   3. Final application.
1. Service Provider Registration



TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                         page 8
Only eligible and approved service providers may apply for incentive funding. Eligible service
providers must apply for approval by filling out and submitting the Service Provider Information
form and by providing proof of current licensing, insurance, and NABCEP status to the Program
Administrator. When this information is deemed to be complete, the service provider will be able
to register projects for Pre-Approval. The Service Provider Information form may be obtained by
contacting the Program Manager.
2. Project Pre-Approval Application
Service providers must fill out and submit a complete Project Pre-Approval Application for each
proposed customer project, except in cases where the Program Manager acts as a proxy
service provider for customers with unique purchasing processes or requirements (see section
2.b.).
The Program Manager will review each Project Pre-Approval Application to ensure eligibility of
the proposed project. If the project is determined to be eligible for participation, the Program
Manager will confirm pre-approval with a letter to the service provider providing a registration
number and stating the pre-approved incentive amount and the incentive reservation period.
If the Project Pre-Approval Application is determined to be incomplete or the proposed project
ineligible for participation, the Program Manager will inform the service provider of the
deficiencies, and the service provider may modify and/or resubmit the Application.
3. Final Application
When construction is complete, all local inspections have been passed, and the customer has
received a signed Interconnection Application from TNMP, the service provider must submit a
Final Application to the Program Manager. The Final Application is used to document any
differences from the Project Pre-Approval Application and to provide proof that the project has
passed all required local inspections.
The Program Manager will review each Final Application for completeness and, in the case of
projects which have changed in any way from what was submitted in the Project Pre-Approval
Application, eligibility.
Once determined to be complete and eligible, the Program Manager will select a sampling of
projects for on-site inspection, and will work with the service provider and customer to schedule
such inspections. The primary purpose of the program inspections will be to verify accuracy of
the information submitted in the Final Application and to ensure the system is installed and
operating in accordance with all program guidelines.
Projects that are not selected for inspection, or projects that are selected for and pass their
program inspection, are then reported to TNMP for incentive check delivery. Customers or their
designated check recipients should expect about 6-8 weeks for incentive check delivery after
final approval.

4.c. Differences Between Pre-Approved and Final Applications
The Final Application is used to identify changes between project specifications detailed in the
Project Pre-Approval Application from those specified in the Final Application. All changes in
project specifications potentially trigger review of a project’s eligibility to receive incentives and
of the Interconnection Application, so service providers should clearly communicate any such
changes in advance with the Program Manager to determine the effect, if any, on project
eligibility and/or the customer incentive amount.

TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                            page 9
Changes which decrease the total capacity of a project will reduce the incentive amount.
Changes which increase the total capacity of a project may increase the incentive amount, but
additional incentive funds are subject to availability at the time the Program Manager is notified
of the change. Service providers are encouraged to clearly communicate any such changes in
advance with the Program Manager and TNMP interconnection staff to determine the effect, if
any, on project eligibility and/or the customer incentive amount.

5. Quality Control / Quality Assurance
5.a. Pre-Inspections
The Program Manager will perform pre-inspections on all projects for which a Project Pre-
Approval Application has been submitted, provided that unreserved incentives remain. The pre-
inspection will entail an off-site evaluation of the proposed site for the PV system to verify that
the orientation and shading of the building are appropriate for adequate solar energy
conversion. Depending on the situation, this evaluation will be performed using the satellite and
street view applications of Google Maps or an equivalent online mapping service. It is expected
that a remote evaluation using online mapping tools will be sufficient for the vast majority of pre-
inspections. The data collected through the pre-inspection process will be combined with the
system specifications submitted by the program applicant to produce the proper inputs for the
modeling software, PV Watts v1, used to evaluate whether the proposed system meets
minimum design threshold requirements.

5.b. Post-Installation Inspections
The second stage of measurement and verification will consist of post-installation inspections of
approximately 50% of projects installed in the first year. Most projects will be randomly selected
for inspection, but for large projects, projects installed by new service providers, or projects
installed by service providers who are not in good standing with the program, the probability of
inspection may be increased at the program manager’s discretion. For the selected projects, the
program inspector will perform a thorough inspection of the installed system within two weeks of
installation. This post-installation inspection will serve to verify that the system has been
installed as proposed in the application and that it conforms to the program guidelines and best
practices as described in the program guidebook. The inspector will also conduct a real-time
system performance test to check that the system performs at an acceptable level compared to
its rated output. Finally, the inspector will verify that the solar meter is connected and functioning
and record the meter reading at the time of inspection.

5.c. Persistence Inspections
The final stage of measurement and verification will be follow-up inspections of installed
systems that have been in operation for at least one year. In each of years 2 through 5 of the
program, at least 5% of the systems installed in all previous years will be inspected, as shown in
the table below. All systems will be eligible for follow-up inspections, regardless of previous
inspections. Real-time performance tests and solar meter readings will be performed to quantify
system degradation and establish long-term energy production levels. The data gathered
during these inspections will be used to tailor model inputs used in estimating demand and
energy savings to reflect as accurately as possible the performance of systems installed under
the program.


TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                         page 10
                                       Inspection Sampling Rates
                                                      Inspection Sampling Rates,
                    M&V Activity                          Program Year 2009
                    Pre-Inspection                               100%
                    Post-Installation Inspection                  50%
                    Persistence Inspection                        0%

5.d. Inspection Failures
Applicants with projects that are found to be unlikely to produce acceptable levels of solar
energy conversion through the pre-inspection process will be notified of the issues regarding
their project design and will be allowed to re-submit an application. The second application will
be treated as a new application and no special treatment (i.e., holding their position in the order
of applicants) will be given.
Applicants with projects that fail the post-installation inspections will have 1 month to correct the
problems with the system and either submit evidence of correction or schedule a second
inspection, at the Program Manager’s discretion. Service providers that fail to correct
deficiencies in a timely manner may be removed from the program and/or be denied an
incentive.

6. Service Provider Performance Standards
6.a. Service Provider Standing
All service providers must maintain good standing with the Program. Service providers in good
standing are defined as those:
     Who have attended all required service provider meetings, technical training sessions
      and other mandatory events;
     Whose three most recent installations subject to a program inspection have passed
      those inspections on the first attempt;
     Who have maintained and documented to the program manager proper and current
      licensure, certificates, insurance, and other eligibility requirements;
     Who have provided all required progress reports in a timely fashion;
     Who have completed more than 80% of approved projects within the applicable
      incentive reservation period; and,
     Who work in good faith with the program manager to resolve any customer disputes or
      complaints and to change business practices as appropriate to reduce the likelihood of
      future disputes or complaints.
Service providers who are not in good standing may have their service provider listing removed
from the program website. They will be notified by the program manager of their status and will
be required to work with the program manager to develop a plan to correct the problem(s). A
lack of progress on this plan may lead to disqualification.

6.b. Service Provider Disqualification
All service providers are required to maintain proper licensure, certificates, insurance, and other
eligibility requirements as listed in the Service Provider Information Form. The Program

TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                        page 11
Manager will also determine and maintain metrics of service provider performance which may
be used to disqualify service providers from participation in the TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program.
Service provider performance metrics include, but are not limited to:
          High rates of customer complaints handled by Program Management staff;
          Low rates of passing program inspections;
          Low rates of completing pre-approved projects within the incentive reservation
           period;
          Failure of the Service Provider to maintain attendance at technical training sessions
           and periodic program update conference calls and webinars.

6.c. Dispute Resolution
Unresolved disputes hurt the success of the program. In this respect, the overriding objective of
all the participants in the TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program is to achieve 100% customer
satisfaction and to satisfactorily resolve any and all disputes at the lowest level possible.
Disputes, concerns or complaints arising from customers should, in general, be addressed at
the lowest level possible. Most of the time, this means the problem should be resolved between
the service provider and customer. Issues that cannot be addressed by the service provider and
customer and are brought to the attention of the Program Manager may be addressed by the
Program Manager. The Program Manager’s first level response shall be to document the date
and nature of the complaint and the specific details to include contact information; name
address phone number and/or email and parties or programs involved. The Program Manager
will maintain all contact and status records. This will open the issue; next an appropriate action
step must be completed for it to be resolved and closed. The Program Manager shall be
responsible to delegate or take action to resolve the issue within 2 weeks.
Disputes, concerns or complaints arising between service providers and the Program Manager
shall follow a similar path. The Program Manager’s first level response shall be to document the
date and nature of the complaint and the specific details to include contact information; name
address phone number and/or email and parties or programs involved. The Program Manager
will maintain all contact and status records. This will open the issue; next an appropriate action
step must be completed for it to be resolved and closed. The Program Manager shall be
responsible to delegate or take action to resolve the issue within 2 weeks. Disputes that cannot
be resolved or have future action agreed to by all parties during initial contact may be brought to
the second level or to the TNMP Energy Efficiency Program Manager.

7. Technical Training/Technical Assistance
The Program Manager intends to provide and support technical training and technical
assistance opportunities to service providers, local code officials, and potential customers. In
addition, the Program Manager is developing periodic program update conference calls for
service providers and periodic customer information sessions for customers. Attendance by
service providers at a minimum number of technical training and program update events is
mandatory. Details of available training opportunities will be made available as they arise.




TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                       page 12
8. Additional Considerations
8.a. Interconnection
All Project Pre-Approval Applications must contain a TNMP Interconnection Application.
Approval by TNMP of the Interconnection Application is required before the Program Manager
may issue a preapproval letter for any project.

8.b. Metering for Distributed Renewable Generation
TNMP is responsible for installing and maintaining metering equipment that tracks energy
inflows (energy delivered from the distribution system to the customer) and outflows (energy
delivered from the customer to the distribution system) on separate registers, in compliance with
rules developed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

8.c. Compensation for Energy Delivered to the Distribution System (Outflows)
TNMP may not and does not engage in the purchase or retail sale energy inflows or outflows
from any customers, including customers with distributed renewable generation.
A customer’s retail electric provider is responsible for retail sales of energy provided to the
customer (inflows), and may contract with the customer for the purchase of energy provided to
the distribution system by the customer (outflows). Customers should contact their retail electric
provider for more information about the availability and terms of compensation for outflows.
More information regarding TNMP’s role in metering distributed renewable generation is
available on the program website.

8.d. Renewable Energy Credits
Once operational, owners of distributed renewable generation systems may be eligible to earn,
sell, and/or retire renewable energy credits in accordance with applicable laws and rules.
Owners of distributed renewable generation facilities also own all renewable energy credits or
other environmental credits associated with projects receiving TNMP incentives under this
program. Distributed renewable generation owners may register their generating units and
create solar renewable energy credits on a monthly basis as provided by the Texas Public Utility
Commission.

8.e. Tax Considerations
Program participants should consult a tax professional regarding taxation and potential tax
benefits of REC payments received, the eligibility of their installation for federal tax credits,
treatment of incentive funds provided by TNMP, depreciation and all other tax matters.




TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program Guidebook                                                          page 13
Appendices
 1. Service Provider Information Form
 2. Project Pre-Approval Application
 3. Final Application
 4. Interconnection Application
Service Provider Information Form (page 1 of 4)
Use this form to register as a Service Provider eligible to participate in TNMP’s Solar PV Pilot Program.
1. Applicant Information (information you would like publicly listed about your company)
Company Name: ______________________________________________________________________
Tax ID#: _____________________________________________________________________________
Address Line 1: _______________________________________________________________________
Address Line 2: _______________________________________________________________________
City: ______________________ State: __________ ZIP Code: _________
Office Phone: ________________ Mobile Phone: ________________ Office Fax: _________________
E-mail Address: _______________________________________________________________________
Website: ____________________________________________________________________________
2. Primary Contact Information (the company’s primary point of contact with program administrative staff)
Primary Contact Name: ____________________                            ___       ________________________________
                                First                                 MI        Last
Office Phone: ________________ Mobile Phone: ________________ Office Fax: _________________
E-mail Address: _______________________________________________________________________
Permission to publish contact information: Office  Mobile   Email     Fax     Website
3. Required Licenses/Certification
a. Insurance company name: ___________________________________________________________
       Policy #: ____________________ Exp. Date: ___________                   Attached
          (Service provider must carry liability coverage in the amount shown in the Program Guidebook.)

b. Applicant agrees to offer, perform and permit electrical work using a licensed electrician or electrical contractor in the
   state of Texas.    _______ (initials)
c.   Applicant meets at least one of the eligibility requirements listed below (check all applicable boxes and provide documentation
     supporting the highest listed qualification).

          The Applicant employs at least one Texas-based employee who is currently certified by NABCEP as a PV
          Installer (note: this is the NABCEP PV Installer certification, not the entry level certification also offered by
          NABCEP).
          The Applicant is a licensed Texas Electrical Contractor with at least one Texas-based employee who has
          successfully completed at least 40 hours of PV installation training offered by a third party in the year prior to the
          application date.
          The Applicant can demonstrate/document successful completion of at least 3 permitted, licensed and grid-
          interconnected PV installations in Texas within in one year prior to the date of registration.
     Please note that these requirements are subject to change in successive program years. Service Providers will be
     expected to demonstrate progress toward higher listed eligibility requirements in each program year through
     completion of high-quality installations, successful completion of continuing education and training, and by obtaining
     industry certification and licensing credentials.
5. Acceptance of Terms
Please read the terms of the Participation Agreement below and sign the final page.
Service Provider Information Form (page 2 of 4)
                                       PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
                               FOR SERVICE PROVIDER PARTICIPATION IN THE
                                     TNMP SOLAR PV PILOT PROGRAM

In order to participate in the Solar PV Pilot Program (“the Program”) sponsored by Texas New Mexico Power Company
(hereinafter “TNMP” or the “Sponsor”), a Service Provider (as named and listed at the end of this agreement) must submit
this executed Participation Agreement document along with a completed Service Provider Information Form. The Service
Provider is participating in the Program implemented by Frontier Associates (“Implementer”). Frontier Associates is the
Program Implementer of the Program for TNMP.
As a Service Provider participant for the Program, Service Provider hereby agrees to the following:
       The specific roles, responsibilities, requirements, policies and guidelines of the Program are set forth in the
        Program Guidebook which is incorporated in this Participation Agreement by reference as if fully set forth.
        Service Provider acknowledges receipt of the Program Guidebook and agrees to comply with all of its terms and
        conditions.
       Service Provider is an independent contractor in relation to Implementer and Sponsor, and is voluntarily
        participating in the Program to deliver services directly to Sponsor’s customers who are participating in the
        Program. As such, Service Provider shall not be deemed a partner, agent or employee of Implementer or Sponsor
        for any purpose. Service Provider will pay all of its administrative, overhead and other costs; including withholding
        taxes, social security, unemployment, disability, health, worker’s compensation or other insurance coverage.

       Service provider will, at its sole expense, purchase and maintain, and require its subcontractors to purchase and
        maintain, during the term of this Participation Agreement, insurance policies with substantial and sound insurers,
        having coverage of the types and in the amounts specified in the Program Guidebook provided to the Service
        Provider prior to the execution of this Participation Agreement.
       Service Provider shall not knowingly misrepresent any information concerning the Program, its purpose, policies
        and procedures, or their role in the Program or relationship with the Implementer or the Sponsor.
       Service Provider shall not use Implementer or Sponsor trademarks without written approval by Sponsor.
       Service Provider shall not communicate with the media about the Program without written authorization and
        coordination with Implementer and Sponsor.
       Service Provider understands that participation in the Program does not constitute an endorsement of any kind on
        the part of the Implementer or Sponsor. Service Provider shall not state or imply any such endorsement, either
        directly or indirectly.
       Service Provider shall not mislead Sponsor’s customers about the availability of incentives or misrepresent its role
        in the incentive award process. Only the Implementer can approve or reallocate incentives on behalf of the
        Sponsor.
       Service Provider acknowledges that incentives will only be paid to customers by the Sponsor for energy efficiency
        and/or energy generation measures that: 1) meet the program eligibility requirements outlined in the Solar PV
        Pilot Program Guidebook, 2) are installed in project sites that receive delivery of electricity from the Sponsor as
        evidenced by the Electric Service Identifier number (ESI ID#); and 3) are installed at a project site that has not
        received incentives from any other of the Sponsor’s energy efficiency programs for the same measure(s). Service
        Provider understands that Sponsor may withhold incentive payments committed to the customer and/or Service
        Provider if the project site is proven to not receive electric service from Sponsor.
       Service Provider shall submit all necessary data and support documentation outlined in the Program materials in
        order to initiate incentive payments to customer for the installation of energy efficiency and/or energy generating
        measures.
Service Provider Information Form (page 3 of 4)
   Service Provider shall retain all necessary licensures, certification, training, and other requirements as deemed
    necessary by state law and the Program policies and guidelines and all relevant documentation pertaining to the
    installation of the energy efficiency and/or energy generation measures and will provide immediate access to such
    documentation to Implementer or Sponsor upon request. This includes but is not limited to appropriate liability
    insurance, permits, licensure, or certification information, installed equipment model and serial numbers, etc.
   Service Provider understands that the Implementer reserves the right to terminate this Participation Agreement at
    any time for cause of the Service Provider’s non-compliance with Program Guidelines or state laws or this
    Participation Agreement. In the event of termination of the Participation Agreement for non-compliance, Service
    Provider will be notified of such termination in writing, and Service Provider will be allowed 30 days from the date
    of the notification to submit any remaining documentation for qualifying energy efficiency and/or energy
    generation measures that have previously been installed by the Service Provider.
   Service Provider acknowledges that Implementer reserves the right to terminate the Participation Agreement, or
    modify this Participation Agreement at any time at will, without prior notice, or to modify or terminate this
    Participation Agreement as may be required by governmental regulatory action; provided, however, if this
    Participation Agreement is modified the Service Provider shall have the right to terminate the Participation
    Agreement if the modified Participation Agreement is unacceptable to the Service Provider.
   Service Provider acknowledges that the Implementer is an independent contractor with respect to Sponsor and
    the Program, and that beyond reserving incentive funds, Implementer is not authorized to make representations
    or incur obligations on behalf of Sponsor. Service Provider further acknowledges that Sponsor is not a party to
    this Participation Agreement and that Implementer and Service Provider are solely responsible for performance
    hereunder.
   Service Provider acknowledges that Sponsor makes no express warranty or representation regarding the
    qualifications of Implementer.
   Service Provider agrees and warrants that its employees, agents and representatives will perform the services in
    accordance with high professional standards, and with a level of care, skill, knowledge and judgment required or
    reasonably expected of firms or persons performing comparable services, and in strict accordance with this
    Participation Agreement.
   ANY REVIEW, INSPECTION, OR ACCEPTANCE BY SPONSOR OF THE PROJECT SITE OR OF THE
    DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, OPERATION OR MAINTENANCE OF ANY ENERGY
    EFFICIENCY MEASURE AND/OR ENERGY GENERATION MEASURE(S) BY THE IMPLEMENTER OR
    SPONSOR IS SOLELY FOR THE INFORMATION OF SPONSOR AND THAT, IN PERFORMING ANY SUCH
    INSPECTION OR REVIEW OR IN ACCEPTING AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURE AND/OR ENERGY
    GENERATION MEASURE(S) SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER,
    WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
    AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AS TO THE ECONOMIC OR TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY,
    CAPABILITY, SAFETY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURE AND/OR ENERGY
    GENERATION MEASURE(S) OR ITS INSTALLATION BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER.
   SERVICE PROVIDER SHALL DEFEND, PROTECT, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS TNMP, ITS
    OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, AND EACH OF THEIR PARENTS AND AFFILIATES
    AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM AND
    AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, EXPENSES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, DAMAGES, DEMANDS,
    JUDGMENTS, CAUSES OF ACTION, SUITS, AND LIABILITY IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR ANY OTHER BASIS
    AND OF EVERY KIND AND CHARACTER WHATSOEVER (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “CLAIMS”)
    ARISING OUT OF SERVICE PROVIDERS ACTS OR OMISSIONS INCIDENT TO OR RELATED IN ANY WAY
    TO, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE PROGRAM; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
    SERVICE PROVIDER SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO INDEMNIFY ANY MEMBER OF TNMP FOR ANY
    LIABILITY OF ANY MEMBER OF TNMP, AS TO SUCH CLAIMS, FOR OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY
    PERCENTAGE OF FAULT OR RESPONSIBILITY FOUND BY THE FINDER OF FACT TO BE ATTRIBUTABLE
    TO ANY MEMBER OF TNMP. TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PERMIT TNMP TO ENFORCE ANY TERM,
    Service Provider Information Form (page 4 of 4)
         CLAUSE, OR CONDITION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT SERVICE PROVIDER
         ENTERS INTO WITH TNMP RELATED TO THE PROGRAM, SERVICE PROVIDER ACKNOWLEDGES AND
         AGREES THAT WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT AGAINST TNMP, SERVICE PROVIDER WILL
         BE REQUIRED TO WAIVE AS TO TNMP ANY DEFENSE IT MAY HAVE BY VIRTUE OF THE WORKERS’
         COMPENSATION LAWS OF ANY STATE, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
        Service Provider will not assign any of the rights or responsibilities arising from this Participation Agreement to
         any individual or entity without first having obtained the written approval of Sponsor and Implementer.
        Service Provider will not subcontract for any of the services without the prior written approval of Implementer and
         only then upon terms and conditions as Implementer may require.
        This Participation Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of
         Texas, The parties agree that the proper venue and jurisdiction for any cause of action relating to this
         Participation Agreement will be Dallas County, Texas, unless such cause of action is within the jurisdiction of the
         Public Utility Commission of Texas, in which case proper venue and jurisdiction will be at the PUCT.
        In no event shall Implementer or Sponsor be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages
         whatsoever (including but not limited to lost profits or interruption of business) arising out of or related to this
         Participation Agreement, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Both parties acknowledge that they have read this Participation Agreement, understand it, and agree to be bound by its
terms and further agree that it is the entire Participation Agreement between parties hereto which supersedes all prior
understandings, written or oral, relating to the subject matter hereof. No modification or waiver of any provision shall be
binding unless it is contained in writing signed by both parties.



                                SERVICE PROVIDER                                 FRONTIER ASSOCIATES
Authorized
Representative:

Title:

Company:

Date:

Signature:


Save this form to you computer, then submit the file, including all pages of the Participation Agreement, and all required
attachments by electronic mail only to tpvapps@frontierassoc.com with “SPIF – [CONTRACTOR NAME]” in the subject
line. Fax an additional copy of this form, with the required signature, to (512) 372-8932. For questions please contact the
Program Manager.
Project Pre-Approval Application (page 1 of 4)
Use this form to register a project and reserve incentive funding in the TNMP Solar PV Pilot Program.

1. Service Provider Identification (Who is submitting this form to request funding for the project?)
Service Provider Name: ________________________________________________________________
Electrical Contractor Who Will Offer, Perform and Permit Electrical Work for this Project:
Company Name: ________________________ TACL #: ____________________________________
2. Customer Information (Who pays the electric bill at the proposed installation address listed in 3, below?)
Customer First Name: _____________________Last Name: __________________________
Title: _______________________________________________________________________________
Company Name (if applicable):___________________________________________________________
Customer Address Line 1: ______________________________________________________________
Customer Address Line 2: ______________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________ State: ____ Zip Code: __________________
Daytime Phone Number: ______________________ Fax: ______________________
Email: ______________________________________________________________________________
3. Installation Address (What is the service address where the system will be installed/interconnected?)
Interconnected Meter (ESI-ID): __________________________________________________
Annual electric consumption: ___________________ (kWh/yr)  estimated  actual (from bills)
 Check here if the rest of this information is the same as #2 and skip to the next section.
Company Name (if applicable):________________________________________________________
Contact Person: ___________________________________________________________________
Address Line 1: ___________________________________________________________________
Address Line 2: ___________________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________ State: TX Zip Code: __________________
Daytime Phone Number: ______________________ Fax: ______________________
Email: ________________________________________________________________________
4. System Owner (Who will own the system once it is installed?)
 Check here if same as #1,  here if same as #2, skip to next section
Owner Company Name: ____________________________________________________________
Owner Contact Person: _____________________________________________________________
Owner Address Line 1: ______________________________________________________________
Owner Address Line 2: ______________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________ State: ___ Zip Code: _____________________________
Phone Number: __________________ Fax: ____________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________________________________________
5. Incentive Recipient (To whom should we direct the incentive payment?)
If individual: SS#: _________________________
If business: Tax ID#: _________________________ (also attach W-9)
 Check here if same as #1,  here if same as #2,  here if same as #4, skip to next section
Recipient Name: ___________________________________________________________________
Recipient Company Name (if applicable): _______________________________________________
Recipient Address Line 1: ___________________________________________________________
Recipient Address Line 2: ___________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________ State: ___ Zip Code: _____________________________
Phone Number: __________________ Fax: ____________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________________________________________
Project Pre-Approval Application (page 2 of 4)
6. Existing Installed System Information
 There is an existing PV system at this site. Capacity: _____________ (kWdc, to 3 decimal places)
7. Proposed New Installation
Customer class:  Residential  Commercial  Government/Non-Profit
Mounting Type:  Roof  Ground  Pole/other
Construction Type:  New construction  Existing construction
Permanently affixed to structure:  Yes  No
Proposed system capacity: _______________________ (kWdc, to 3 decimal places)
Proposed construction start date: __________________ Completion date: __________________

Solar PV Module Information by Array                                     Tilt (flat mount
                                                                         = 0 degrees;            Orientation              Estimated
                                         Watts           # of            vertical mount =        (180 degrees =           Shading
Manufacturer            Model            (dc-stc)        Modules         90 degrees)             true south)              (%)




List as separate arrays modules of a different make/model or differences in tilt or orientation greater than 5 degrees.

Array Tracking Type:  Fixed  Single-axis  Dual-axis
Inverter Information
Manufacturer                       Model                          AC Rating (kWac)                         # of Inverters




Does the installation have a backup battery?  Yes  No                        If yes, what size? __________ (Amp-hour)

Estimated Annual Energy Production
A. _______ (kWh/yr, reference system in PVWatts v1 @ nearest location, latitude tilt/due south, no shading)
B. _______ (kWh/yr, proposed system in PVWatts v1 @ proposed tilt/orientation, using appropriate factor to account for
           shading)
8. Customer Cost and Incentive Reservation Request
Total installation price: $______________Total installation price (without battery): $___________
Amount due from customer on project completion: $_________________________
Incentive Calculation:
Proposed capacity (for incentive) ________ (kWdc, to 3 decimal places) x $2.50/watt x 1000 watts/kW
= $_________________________
9. Additional Information Attached
 PVWatts version 1 estimate of annual energy production
 Site layout sketch showing building footprint, location of modules and BOS equipment, interconnection point, utility
    service entrance, shading features, and compass directional indicator
 Electrical 1-line diagram showing # and make/model of modules and inverters, module string design, and location of
    utility accessible, lockable, labeled AC disconnect
 Copy of recent customer electric bill for installation location
 Copy of signed customer contract
Project Pre-Approval Application (page 3 of 4)
10. Service Provider Signature
Service Provider hereby attests that all information provided on this form is truthful and accurate, that the proposed
system meets all program requirements, that the installation will be conducted in accordance with all program
requirements and in a professional manner, and that installation will be completed within the applicable incentive
reservation period.


_________________________ ___________________ __________________ ___________
Signature of Authorized Officer    Printed Name             Title                    Date

11. Customer Signature
The undersigned (hereinafter “Customer”) is an electric delivery customer of Texas New Mexico Power Company
(TNMP), and has submitted to participate in the Solar PV Pilot Program (the “Program”) offered by TNMP and
implemented by Frontier Associates and Clean Energy Associates (“Implementer”). In consideration of participation in the
Program, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt, adequacy and legal sufficiency of which are hereby
acknowledged, Customer hereby agrees as follows:
         That Customer hereby attests to their intent to purchase and install the proposed system described in this pre-
          application within the applicable incentive reservation period contingent upon approval of this incentive
          reservation request.
         THAT CUSTOMER HEREBY ATTESTS THAT THE INSTALLATION WILL BE PERMANENT AND THE
          CUSTOMER’S INTENT IS THAT THE PROPOSED SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM WILL REMAIN INSTALLED AT
          THE PROPOSED INSTALLATION LOCATION FOR THE EXPECTED SYSTEM LIFE.
         That the submission of an application by Customer to participate in the Program does not guarantee receipt of
          incentives unless the Program guidelines have been met. Program specific roles, responsibilities, requirements,
          policies and guidelines are subject to change and are covered in the latest version of the Solar PV Pilot Program
          Guidebook and any supplements thereto.
         That incentives associated with the Program are only for energy efficiency measures installed at the Customer
          site(s) that receive service from TNMP, as evidenced by an Electric Service Identifier (ESI ID) number, and that
          TNMP may withhold incentive payments committed to the Customer if the project site is proven to not receive
          service from TNMP.
         That the incentive will only be paid to the Customer after receipt of post-project documentation and verification.
         That, while TNMP is offering and providing incentive payments to the Customer based on the energy efficiency
          project, TNMP is not supervising the work performed for the Customer and is not responsible in any way for
          proper completion of that work or proper performance of any equipment purchased. TNMP is simply providing
          funding to assist Customer in implementing energy efficiency savings and/or energy generation measures. TNMP
          does not guarantee any results by its approval of the Customer Participation Agreement, payment of incentives,
          or by any other of its actions.
         That TNMP may include a description of this project, including the Customer’s name, organization name, or
          companies name (if applicable), services provided, project cost and energy savings and/or generation, in reports,
          studies, and other documentation required by TNMP, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Texas
          Legislature. TNMP will treat all other information gathered in evaluations as confidential and report it only in the
          aggregate.
         That TNMP is not responsible for any tax liability imposed on the Customer as a result of payment of the
          incentives and the Customer should consult a tax attorney to determine any potential tax liabilities as a result of
          receiving incentives for energy efficiency savings and/or energy generation measures. TNMP is not providing tax
          advice, and any communication by TNMP is not intended or written and cannot be used for the purpose of
          avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code.
         That, in the event of a dispute between the Customer and Service Provider (the contractor qualified to participate
          in the Program) or the Program Implementer, the Customer may file a complaint with the Public Utility
          Commission of Texas concerning the Service Provider and/or Program Implementer and that TNMP will play no
          such role in resolving such dispute.
    Project Pre-Approval Application (page 4 of 4)
        To provide TNMP, Implementer, and/or Service Provider with access to and/or copies of the Customer’s utility
         bills, project documentation, all invoices related to the purchase and installation of the energy efficiency measure,
         and technical and cost information related to or arising from the project or its participation the Program.
        To provide any Service Provider or independent measurement and verification person selected by TNMP or the
         Public Utility Commission of Texas, upon three (3) days’ prior verbal notice, with full and complete access to the
         Customer project site for any purpose related to, or arising from, the Program.
        Customer shall not use the TNMP or Take a Load Off, Texas trademarks without written approval by TNMP.
        Customer shall not communicate with the media about the Program without written authorization and coordination
         with Implementer and TNMP.
        THAT ANY REVIEW, INSPECTION, OR ACCEPTANCE BY TNMP OF THE PROJECT SITE, PROJECT, OR
         THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, OPERATION OR MAINTENANCE OF THE MEASURES IS
         SOLELY FOR THE INFORMATION FOR THE INFORMATION OF TNMP AND THAT, IN PERFORMING ANY
         SUCH INSPECTION OR REVIEW OR IN ACCEPTING THE MEASURES, TNMP MAKES NO
         REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
         WITHOUT LIMINITATION WARRANTY OR MECHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
         PURPOSE, AS TO THE ECONOMIC OR TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY, CAPABILITY, SAFETY OR RELIABILITY
         OF THE MEASURES, THEIR INSTALLATION BY A CONTRACTOR OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH THE
         CUSTOMER’S FACILITIES.
        THAT CUSTOMER, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, AGREES TO INDEMNIFY TNMP AND ITS
         AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES,
         JUDGEMENTS, COSTS, AND LEGAL LIABILITY (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO HEREIN AS “CLAIMS”)
         RELATED TO: 1) INJURY OR DEATH OF PERSONS; 2) DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR NATURAL
         RESOURCES; 3) VIOLATION OF ANY LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION INCLUDING,
         BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH AND SAFETYLAWS OR REGULATIONS; 4) STRICT
         LIABILITY IMPOSED BY ANY LAW OR REGULATION; 5) EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTIONS; OR 6) ENERGY
         SAVINGS SHORTFALLS ARISING OUT OF RELATED TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE
         PROJECT, REGARDLESS OF ANY STRICT LIABILITY OR NEGLIGENCE OF TNMP OR SERVICE PROVIDER,
         WHETHER ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, EXCEPTING ONLY SUCH CLAIMS AS MAY BE CAUSED BY THE GROSS
         NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OF TNMP AND THAT RESULT FROM TNMP’S ACCEPTANCE OF
         PROJECT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM
This Participation Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, The
parties agree that the proper venue and jurisdiction for any cause of action relating to this Participation Agreement will be
Dallas County, Texas, unless such cause of action is within the jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas
(“PUCT”), in which case proper venue and jurisdiction will be at the PUCT.


__________________________                ___________________        __________________
Customer Signature (Authorized Officer)   Printed Name               Title (if applicable)

__________________________                ___________
Company (if applicable)                   Date


Service Provider: Save this form to your computer, then submit the file and all required attachments by electronic mail only to
tpvapps@frontierassoc.com with “PPAF – [CUSTOMER LAST NAME], [CITY]” in the subject line. Fax an additional copy of this form,
with all required signatures, to (512) 372-8932. For questions please contact the Program Manager.
Final Application/Installation Notice (page 1 of 1)
Use this form to notify us that your project is complete and ready for inspection and/or final incentive processing.

1. Project Registration Number (assigned on acceptance of pre-approval form; appears on pre-approval letter)
# __________________________
2. Changes Since Pre-Application Approval
Have any details about this project changed from those presented in the project pre-application form and attachments?
        No
        Yes (resubmit changed pre-application submittals with changes highlighted)
3. Solar Meter Identification
Manufacturer: _______________________ Model: _______________ Meter #: _____________
4. Additional Documentation Required
Check below to indicate each additional item is submitted along with this form.
        Copy of signed customer invoice, indicating the:
                Total price of the installation;
                Total price of the installation, exclusive of battery bank (if different from above);
                Incentive amount;
                Amount due from customer;
                Signed customer attestation indicating that no other amounts are due.
        Copy of signed Interconnection Agreement.
        List of module and inverter serial numbers provided to customer.
        Copy of customer warranty.
        Copy of local jurisdiction’s UCC (or other proof indicating electrical work has been permitted and has passed
               local inspection if required).
5. Additional Incentives (Optional) Will the project owner receive, or does the project owner plan to receive, any
additional incentives (i.e., utility, state, federal, manufacturer, other – include favorable tax treatment such as federal tax
credits, accelerated depreciation, favorable financing terms, direct grants/rebates, etc.) for this project? If so, describe
each incentive source and value:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
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6. Contractor Attestation
I hereby attest that all information submitted regarding this project is true and accurate; that it conforms to all TNMP
program guidelines, requirements, and eligibility limits applicable to equipment, installation, interconnection, customers,
and contractors; and agree that the installation may be subject to physical inspection at any time.


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Signature of Authorized Officer            Title                               Date

Service Provider: Save this form to you computer, then submit the file and all required attachments by electronic mail only
to tpvapps@frontierassoc.com with “FIF – [CUSTOMER LAST NAME], [CITY}” in the subject line. Fax an additional copy
of this form and attachments requiring signatures, to (512) 372-8932. For questions please contact the Program Manager.
                         APPLICATION FOR INTERCONNECTION AND
                     PARALLEL OPERATION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION
                                WITH THE UTILITY SYSTEM

Return Completed Application to:           Texas-New Mexico Power Co.
                                           Attention: Roger Dickens, P.E.
                                           Engineering Manager
                                           577 N. Garden Ridge Blvd
                                           Lewisville, TX 75067

Customer’s Name: _______________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________________________________________________

Contact Person: __________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: ______________________________________________________

Service Point Address: ____________________________________________________

ESIID: _________________________________________________________________

Information Prepared and Submitted By: ______________________________________
(Name and Address) ______________________________________________________

                             Signature _______________________________________

The following information shall be supplied by the Customer or Customer’s designated representative. All
applicable items must be accurately completed in order that the Customer’s generating facilities may be
effectively evaluated by Texas-New Mexico Power Company for interconnection with the utility system.

                                              GENERATOR

Number of Units: __________________________________________________________

Manufacturer: ____________________________________________________________

Type (Synchronous, Induction, or Inverter): ____________________________________

Fuel Source Type (Solar, Natural Gas, Wind, etc.): _______________________________

Kilowatt Rating (95 F at location) _____________________________________________

Kilovolt-Ampere Rating (95 F at location): ______________________________________
Power Factor: ___________________________________________________________

Voltage Rating: __________________________________________________________

Ampere Rating: __________________________________________________________

Number of Phases: ________________________________________________________

Frequency: _____________________________________________________________

Do you plan to export power: Yes _____________ No _______________

If Yes, maximum amount expected: __________________________________________

Do you request TNMP report exported power to your energy provider? Yes___ No___

Pre-Certification Label or Type Number: ______________________________________

Expected Energizing and Start-up Date: _______________________________________

Normal Operation of Interconnection: (examples: provide power to meet base load, demand management,
standby, back-up, other (please describe))_____________________________

One-line diagram attached: __________Yes [Note: Requires a Yes for complete application.]

Has the generator Manufacturer supplied its dynamic modeling values to the Host Utility?
 _______Yes _____ No
[Note: Requires a Yes for complete application. For Pre-Certified Equipment answer is Yes.]

Layout sketch showing lockable, "visible" disconnect device:
_____________Yes [Note: Requires a Yes for complete application.]




BY: _________________________                     BY: __________________________

TITLE: _______________________                    TITLE: _______________________

DATE: _______________________                     DATE: ________________________

				
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