Member-owned generation- Iowa

MiEnergy Cooperative will help you to interconnect your own electric generation equipment with our system. We follow the Iowa statewide standards for interconnection. There are policies, applications, forms and contracts available to assist you in this process. Advanced planning is required and it is highly recommended that you contact us at the beginning of your planning  process to assist with your project.

Small Distributed Generation Application Policy (pdf)
This policy provides the application requirements for members who have an interest of interconnecting distributed generators to the MiEnergy distribution. The Cooperative requires that all DG (Distributed Generation) owners file an Application for Interconnection and pay accompanying fee not less than 30 days prior to the proposed date of interconnection.

Instructions on completing Iowa DG application (pdf)

Small Distributed Generation Rate Rider (pdf)
The Rider for Small Distributed Generation is applicable to any customer who has received approval from the Cooperative for the interconnection and operation of distributed generation facility of less than 40 kW. This Rider is intended to comply with any applicable federal and state requirements.

Form of Notice Required under Iowa Code 476.6A  (pdf)
A notification requirement applies to the owner of an alternate energy production facility which will be interconnected with an electric transmission or distribution line. Alternate energy production facilities are defined as solar, wind turbine, waste management, resource recover, refuse-derived fuel, agricultural crops or residues, or wood burning facilities used to generate electricity. The owner is required to provide written notification to their utility of the intent to construct or install the facility at least 30 days prior to construction.
(Form of Notice Required under Iowa Code 476.6A by applicant effective January 1, 2013)

Other resources

Top 10 Considerations Before Installing a Distributed Generation System (pdf)
Questions to Ask a Prospective Solar PV Vendor (pdf)
10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar (pdf)
Questions to Ask a Solar Contractor (pdf)

For more information, contact

Pat Boyle
Marketing and Member Services Representative