Distributed Generation & Legacy Net Metering Rules

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) to reflect the new distributed generation program and changes in the availability of the net metering program as a result of 2016 Acts 341 and 342. The new distributed generation program is applicable to all rate-regulated utilities and alternative electric suppliers. 

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.

Staff Leads

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Task Events

May 29, 2019


March 18, 2019

Agenda | DTE Presentation

Consumers Energy Redline | DTE Redline | MEGA Redline | Michigan EIBC Redline

January 11, 2019

Agenda | MPSC Presentation

Consumers Energy Comments | DTE Comments | MEGA Comments | Soulidarity Comments

Task – Related Documents

November 8, 2018 U-20344 Order Initiating Rulemaking Process

Electric Interconnection and Net Metering Standards

Distributed Generation Program Implementation Webpage