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Photovoltaic Policy & Regulation

In support of growing customer interest and in response to stakeholder identified issues and opportunities, energy division staff is conducting an initial assessment of Minnesota distributed generation. This initial assessment will include determining a baseline (historical and current) for Minnesota DG and net metering installations, benchmarking Minnesota practices and installations with other states and national best practices, reviewing the current Minnesota DG interconnection process and requirements, and identifying DG impacts (costs, benefits, reliability).

This is a collaborative project to provide support for local communities pursuing increased access to financing, standardized permitting processes, and updated planning and zoning codes and other solar-related policies.