In 2004 the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved a set of interconnection standards. In 2016, the current Commissioners decided that the time is ripe to relook at the old Interconnection Standards and establish new ones based on the Standard Generation Interconnection & Procedures, or "SGIP."
With the two year process drawing to a close, MnSEIA has helped advocate for the solar industry's position on how interconnection should take place, including the Technical Standards in Phase II of the effort. Our work and insight has helped Commission staff develop a new set of standards, now titled the Minnesota Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection Process, or "MN DIP." We will continue to help craft them through notice and comment periods and support our industry with educational sessions as they are implemented in the summer of 2019.