Before you install your solar panels or other distributed energy resources, and before you connect to our grid, you'll need to submit a New Interconnection Service Request via PowerClerk.
Once approved, you can install the system, and following a successful inspection of your equipment, you'll submit a signed agreement with us that governs the arrangement.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information on our CreateGreen program.
Requirements For Indiana Customers
CreateGreen is available to Indiana customers in good standing who submit an Application to own and operate an eligible distributed generation facility such as solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass, or hydroelectric power. Eligible distributed generation facilities must be designed to operate in parallel with I&M’s system. Customers must also take service from I&M under an applicable standard service tariff.
Applications submitted after June 30, 2022 must meet the requirements outlined in I&M’s Excess Distributed Generation Rider, while Applications received on or before June 30, 2022 and deemed complete are eligible for approval under I&M’s now-grandfathered Net Metering Service Rider.
Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners taking advantage of I&M’s Residential Service Plug-in Electric Vehicle Tariff or General Service Plug-in Electric Vehicle Tariff may not operate under the Excess Distributed Generation Rider.
Distributed Generation Facility Sizing
Under the Excess Distributed Generation Rider, your eligible distributed generation facility must be operated in parallel with I&M’s system and sized at a nameplate capacity of the lesser of 1,000 kW or a size projected to not exceed the customer’s average annual consumption of electricity in kWh on the premises on a per meter basis.
For eligible customers without historical electricity use data, I&M can review projected load information to ensure the facility sizing is intended primarily to offset all or part of the customer's own electrical load requirements on a per meter basis up to 1,000 kW.
Ownership and Location of Distributed Generation Facilities
Under the Excess Distributed Generation Rider, the customer must own and operate the eligible distributed generation facility located on the customer's premises. For more information, please review the FAQs below. Also, you can access the Excess Distributed Generation Rider
(EDG Rider) in I&M’s Tariff Book.