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 nine months with the formal rulemaking process beginning in September 2019 with a target for new rules to be in place sometime in 2020. 

Commission Staff have issued a draft proposed ruleset for Comments. 

Please submit your comments to Nick Evans @ and Julie Baldwin @ by September 30, 2019

Staff Leads

Julie Baldwin

Nicholas Evans

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Task Events

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 | Staff Presentation | Combined Draft Interconnection Distributed Generation and Legally Enforceable Obligation Rules

July 16, 2019

Meeting Notice | Agenda | Staff Presentation

June 20, 2019

Agenda | Interconnection Discussion Questions June 20 | CCR Comments to DTE | CCR Comments to CE | Staff Rules and Procedures Split | CE Discussion

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

Agenda | EIBC Reply Comments | EIBC Comments | CCR Reply to Consumers | CCR Comments | CCR Reply to DTE | DTE Presentation | DTE Comments | Consumers Energy Redline | Consumers Energy Presentation

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

December 7, 2018

Agenda | MPSC Rulemaking | Stakeholder Process Minnesota Interconnection Overview


Task – Related Documents

Combined Draft Interconnection Distributed Generation and Legally Enforceable Obligation Rules

MN Technical Interconnection and Interoperability Requirements

NREL Pre-Application Report Evaluation

NREL DER Interconnection Overview

Cypress Creek Comments

November 8, 2018 U-20344 Order Initiating Interconnection Rulemaking Process

Electric Interconnection and Net Metering Standards

FERC Small Generator Interconnection Procedures

Minnesota Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection Process 2.3

Minnesota Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection Agreement 2.3

Category 1 Generator Interconnection Procedures

Category 2 Generator Interconnection Procedures

Interconnection and Parallel Operating Arguments for Projects up to 150kw