Energy Efficiency / Renewables: Distributed Generation

Statutory References

There are a number of associated Minnesota Statutes that affect municipal utilities and their customers when it comes to installing and crediting customers for the distributed generation (DG) they build. There are also reporting requirements that the utility will need to submit as DG is added to their systems.

  • Minn. Stat. Section 216B.1611 INTERCONNECTION OF ON-SITE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION.  Subdivision 3 discusses tariffs and required project information. Subdivision 4 discusses Reporting Requirements.
  • Minn. Stat. Section 216B.164 COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER PRODUCTION.  Subdivision 3 discusses net metering.

Other Statutes of interest:

MMUA Solar-DG Task Force

MMUA has convened a task force of members to develop the Municipal Approach to Solar. Tasks identified include:

  • Education.
  • Model Ordinance, Interconnection Agreement, Technical Requirements, Service Agreement.
  • Demonstration Projects, Costs.
  •  Rate Design

The goal of the task force is to develop tools that can be easily adapted member utilities to accommodate and develop solar and distributed generation in their communities.

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