To be eligible for interconnection, customers must generate a portion or all of their own retail electricity requirement with an Eligible Electric Generator which utilizes a Renewable Energy Resource as outlined in I&M’s Distributed Generation Rider (DG Rider).
The Eligible Electric Generator systems and nameplate capacity limits are defined in the DG Rider for each type of system. The system must be located on the customer's premises, serve only the customer's premises and must be intended primarily to offset a portion or all of the customer's requirement for electricity. The nameplate capacity to generate electricity will be compared to the customer’s annual consumption of electricity in kWh on the premises on a per meter basis.
For eligible customers without adequate electricity use data, I&M can review projected load information to ensure the facility sizing is intended primarily to offset a portion or all of the customer's own electrical load requirements on a per meter basis, consistent with the nameplate capacity limits for each type of Eligible Electric Generator system.
Ownership and Location of Renewable Facilities
The customer need not be the owner or operator of the eligible generation equipment, but is ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with all technical, engineering and operational requirements to operate in parallel with I&M’s distribution system.
For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Also, click here to download I&M’s current Tariff Book to access I&M’s DG Rider.