New Interconnection Rules - Stakeholder Process
On November 8, 2018, the Commission issued an order in Case No. U-20344 directing Commission Staff to initiate a stakeholder process with the purpose of gathering input to assist Commission Staff with updating the Commission’s Electric Interconnection and Net Metering Standards. (R 460.601a – R 460.656) The Standards are applicable to all rate-regulated and cooperative utilities and last revised in 2009.
The order directs Commission Staff to consider interconnection request procedures, timelines and queue management; required interconnection studies; cost responsibility; safety and technical specifications. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) small generator interconnection procedures, FERC Order 841 issued on February 15, 2018 related to energy storage facilities, microgrids, IEEE 1547-2018 standards, and best practices among states should be considered.
The rules governing interconnection, distributed generation program and legacy net metering, and PURPA legally enforceable obligation will potentially be combined into a single ruleset. The planned timeframe to develop new rules is 9 months with the formal rulemaking process beginning in September 2019 with a target for new rules to be in place sometime in 2020.
Stakeholder meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Commission Office located at 7109 West Saginaw Highway in Lansing.
All meetings will be held at the MPSC Offices at:
7109 West Saginaw Highway
Lansing, Michigan 48917
and will run from 9 am to 4 pm.
August 28, 2019
Meeting Notice | Agenda
July 16, 2019
June 20, 2019
May 30, 2019
Agenda | Queue Discussion Questions | Consumers Energy Queuing | Consumers Energy Redline | CCR Queue Comments | CCR Comments Section 5 | EIBC Comments | EIBC Redline | ELPC Redline | Nakafuji- The Future Grid | DTE Redline
May 6, 2019
March 19, 2019
Agenda | MI EIBC Comments Section 4 | MPSC Staff Presentation | Babak Enayati iEEE 1547 | Cypress Creek Letter | Cypress Creek Comments | Vote Solar Comments | I&M Redline | DTE Redline | DTE Presentation | ABATE Comments | Consumers Energy Redline | Consumers Energy Presentation
February 19, 2019
Agenda | MN DIP Workflow | CCR Comments to redline provided by Consumer and DTE | CCR Comments on Consumers Energy Comments | CCR Comments on DTE Comments | Vote Solar and ELPC Comments | Cypress Creek Comments | EIBC Comments | Solar Wind Comments | MEGA Comments | DTE Electric Comments | DTE Electric Presentation | Consumers Energy Comments | Consumers Energy Presentation | MI Biomass Comments and Redline
January 10, 2019
Agenda | MPSC Interconnection Docs | NREL Presentation | Cypress Creek Comments | Consumers Energy Comments | Consumers Energy Comment Presentation | MI EIBC Comments | MEGA Comments | Doug Houseman Comments | DTE General Comments | MECA Comments | DTE Comments