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Columbus, OH 43214
Office: 614-645-8276
Office Hours:

7am - 5pm Weekdays

Walk-in Payment Office: 
Michael B. Coleman 
Government Center 
111 N. Front Street 
Columbus, Ohio 43215 
Free short-term Parking (garage across Long St) 
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Customer-Owned Distributed Energy Resources

DERCustomer-Owned Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
Division of Power (DOP) has determined it will permit its electric customers (including residential, commercial, and industrial) to utilize DER subject to the owner and operator meeting all technical, safety, construction, interconnection requirements. Proposed customer-owned DER projects will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

DERPowerSourcesWhat is DER?
DOP defines DER as devices that produce electricity connected to the electrical system behind the retail meter at the customer’s premise.

Examples include, but are not limited to, rooftop or ground-mounted solar photovoltaics, combined heat and power projects, and small wind turbines. View the DOP Policy.


To connect to DOP’s grid, you must be a DOP customer in good standing.

To be eligible to interact with the electric distribution system, a customer-owned, power generation facility must meet all DOP requirements located in the  Interconnection Guidelines.

Before investing in a renewable energy system, there are many factors to consider such as zoning, size, capacity, cost, and finding a contractor. View a Consumer's Guide (by AMP) and learn more...


Find out how to apply and ultimately connect to the power grid before you install DER (solar panels, wind turbines, etc.).  Learn more...