Customer-Owned Distributed Energy Resources
Customer-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.
What 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...
HOW TO APPLY FOR INTERCONNECTION SERVICE
Find out how to apply and ultimately connect to the power grid before you install DER (solar panels, wind turbines, etc.). Learn more...