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 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's draft proposed ruleset

Stakeholder comments received on September 30, 2019 | ABATE  | Circle Power Letter | Circle Power | Consumers Energy Letter | Consumers Energy | Doug Houseman | DTE Energy Letter | DTE Energy | Ecology Center/ELPC/Vote Solar Letter | Ecology Center/ELPC/Vote Solar | MECA | MEGA | MIEIBC | Next Era | Pine Gate Renewables | Power Home | Xcel

Staff Leads

Task Events

August 29, 2019

AgendaConsumers Energy Comments | DTE Comments |  Michigan EIBC Comments 

July 29, 2019

Consumers Energy Comments | DTE Comments | GLREA Redline | GLREA Comments | Jonathon Miner Comments | Michigan EIBC Comments | Power Home Solar Comments 

May 29, 2019

Agenda | Staff Straw Man | Consumers Energy Battery Storage Rules Discussion | Consumers Energy Presentation

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

Combined Draft Interconnection Distributed Generation and Legally Enforceable Obligation Rules

November 8, 2018 U-20344 Order Initiating Rulemaking Process

Electric Interconnection and Net Metering Standards

Distributed Generation Program Implementation Webpage

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