Statutes & Rules
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Minn. Stat. 216B.1611 : Interconnection of On-Site Distributed Generation. Requires the establishment of statewide interconnection procedures, the process by which Distributed Generation is connected to the electrical grid.
September 28, 2004 Order : Minnesota’s Statewide Interconnection Process and Technical Requirements. Describes Minnesota’s current interconnection procedures for distributed energy resource. These procedures are in the process of being updated in Docket No. 16-521.
Minn. Stat. 216B.164 : Cogeneration and Small Power Production. State law governing matters related to qualifying facilities (QF) distributed generation, including Net Metering, the Value of Solar, and dispute resolution.
Minn. Rules 7835 : Cogeneration and Small Power Production Rules. Commission rules implementing Minn. Stat. 216B.164. Note: Some municipal and cooperative utilities have elected to assume Commission jurisdiction as allowed by state law, which means they have adopted their own rules addressing Minn. Stat. 216B.164. 
 A list of Cooperatives who have passed a resolution and rules assuming authority for distributed generation (Minn. Stat. 216B.164) is available in Docket No. Year “17” – Number “487”. Customers of these cooperatives should refer to their local cooperative for relevant rules
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.