Skip to main content

Under 10 kW Net Metering & Interconnection Procedures

Proposed interconnection and net metering rules are now available for public comment. The rules are Exhibit B to the Commission's February 4, 2009, order & notice of hearing in Case No. U-15787.

A public hearing is set for 9 a.m. on March 3, 2009 at the MPSC and written comments may be submitted electronically to up to 5 p.m. on March 6, 2009. Any person may attend the public hearing and provide comments on the proposed rules or submit written comments.

On October 6, 2008, Governor Granholm signed SB 213 into law.  SB 213, known as PA 295, includes a provision directing the Michigan Public Service Commission to establish a statewide net metering program no later than 180 days after the effective date of the Act. For more information on the net metering law see PA 295 PART 5.

The Commission's February 27, 2007 Order in Case No. U-15113 directed the Engineering Section of the Commission's Operations and Wholesale Markets Division to establish a workgroup to develop faster and less complex interconnection procedures for 10 kW and under interconnection projects. The Commission additionally directed the Michigan Renewable Energy Program (MREP) Ratemaking and Net Metering Committee to form a task force to seek a new consensus and report to the Commission within 90 days on a simplified approach for net metering for inverter based systems smaller than 10 kW. It is assumed that the same people will be interested in working on issues assigned to both workgroups and to improve efficiency, one combined workgroup is being formed.


MPSC Staff Contact

Julie Baldwin

Workgroup Info

Background Info

WI Application 
WI Chap PSC 119 Rules
WI IC Guidelines
MI-WI Comparison

Proposals and Comments

10kW and Under Documents

Staff Report

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Final Staff REport on Net Metering and Interconnection Issues, October 1, 2007

Electronic Filings Docket

October 24, 2006 Order

Staff Report, Jan 31, 2007

February 27, 2007 Order

Interim Status Report on Net Metering, May 2007

U-15113 Utility Interconnection Investigation, Opened October 24, 2006


U-15316 August 6, 2008 Order (PURPA Net Metering Standard)

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Presentations

May 2, 2007