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 one year down in a two year process, MnSEIA has helped advocate for the solar industry's position on how interconnection should take place. Our work and insight has helped Commission staff develop a new set of standards, and we will continue to help craft them through commentary.
MnSEIA is also engaging in "Phase II" of the Interconnection Standards. With representation from our Friend of Solar Member, John Dunlop, MnSEIA is providing industry insight on the Minnesota Technical Standards Working Group. This work should conclude at the end of 2018.