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Stakeholders & Resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is an area of emerging regulatory consideration both in Minnesota and nationally. As a result, the Commission engages stakeholders representing utilities, DER industries and consumers to participate in dialogue both as part of the formal docket process (ex. the Distributed Generation Workgroup advising the Commission’s update of the statewide interconnection standards and technical requirements) and informally to address emerging, non-controversial issues in a collaborative setting (ex. the Distributed Generation Advisory Group.)

The Commission and its staff also engage with national experts; including the Regulatory Assistance ProjectNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and more.

Please look into these resources to find more information on distributed generation or distributed energy resources (including solar), or contact your local utility or applicable cooperative or municipality:

Do you have a question about the Commission’s work on distributed generation issues not addressed here? Submit your question here Consumer Affairs Complaint/Inquiry Form.

Disclaimer: This webpage is intended as an informational-only, general overview of some key Minnesota statutes, rules and Commission Orders related to customer-sited distributed generation. The information on this page does not represent a Commission interpretation of said statutes, rules and orders.
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