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Member-Owned Distributed Generation

For those members interested in member-owned electric power generation, we appreciate the opportunity to work with you. To assist our members, we have developed a streamlined process for safe, reliable, efficient, and cost-effective interconnection of small renewable energy systems. (The example to the right is a small solar system connected to the Cooperative's grid.)

Our goal is to protect the safety of cooperative personnel and members, maintain the integrity and reliability of the grid, and establish mechanisms to ensure rate equity for all members. Because interconnected generation systems can affect the safety and reliability of the distribution system, we have developed technical interconnection procedures that address those safety and reliability impacts. These procedures ensure that we can continue to provide you and all other members with safe and reliable electricity service.

We are ready to help by providing information and answering questions. We want to give you the tools you need to make an informed decision about an interconnected generation system. Below is the list of forms and information you will need to interconnect your generation system. Currently we do not charge a net metering fee. Please click on these links to review the information.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please contact our Member Service Department at 218-829-2827 or 1-800-648-9401.

Rules of MN Statute 216B.164

Distributed Generation/Net Metering Policy

Agreement for Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities

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