Net Metering - Timelines and Interconnection Documents

On August 9, 2017, the Commission approved a General Administrative Order, GAO 2017-2, “Guidance Regarding Indiana Code § 8-1-40-14 and Commission Rules.” The GAO was issued following a Technical Conference held in July 2017 to address questions and concerns regarding the implementation of the newly-enacted Indiana Code chapter 8-1-40 (Senate Enrolled Act 309) on net metering and distributed generation, particularly the Dec. 31, 2017, deadline for the 30-year grandfather provision. The timeline as listed in GAO 2017-2, which outlines the basic steps and maximum timelines in the interconnection rule for Level 1 and Level 2 reviews, can be found below. 

Basic Steps

2017 Timeline

Interconnection application submitted

October 19, 2017

Utility notice that application is complete – 10 business days after submission

November 2, 2017

Utility notice re: whether facility is approved – 15 business days after notice

November 28, 2017

Utility notice re: inspection; agreement sent – 10 business days after approval

December 12, 2017

Customer signs and returns agreement – 10 business days before start date

December 14, 2017

Installation complete

December 31, 2017

Additional resources about the Technical Conference, including a full transcript and comments received before and after the Technical Conference, can be found here. In addition, the Commission completes an annual net metering report. The 2016 report can be found here, and previous years of the report can be found here under the section “Industry Reports and National Issues.”

A compilation of links to utilities’ interconnection and net metering rules and applications can be found below.

Net Metering and Interconnection Documents

**Please note that the statues (Indiana Code chapter 8-1-40) and the Commission rules (net metering, which is Rule 4.2, and interconnection, which is Rule 4.3, of the document here) are the governing documents.


Duke Energy Indiana, LLC

Net metering and interconnection website | Level 1 Application | Level 2 & 3 Application

If questions, contact:

Lee McKoy

Renewable Service Center

customerownedgeneration@duke-energy.com

Phone: 866-233-2290 


Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M)

Net metering and interconnection website | Level 1 Application | Level 2 & 3 Application

If questions, contact:

Distributed Generation Coordinator

Phone: 614-716-4020

dgcoordinator@aep.com


Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL)

Net metering and interconnection website

For systems less that 10kW in size and outside the Indianapolis Central Business District:

For systems larger than 10kW in size and for systems connected within the Indianapolis Central Business District:

Please note that all owners of systems to be connected within the Indianapolis Central Business District regardless of size must complete a Level 2 or 3 Application and Agreement.

If questions, contact:

Jake Allen

Marketing and Program Management

Jake.allen@aes.com

Phone: 317-261-8972


Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

Net metering and interconnection website | Level 1 Application | Level 2 & 3 Application

If questions, contact:

Kevin Kirkham

Manager New Business

kakirkham@nisource.com

Phone: 219-647-5509

 

Louann Rone

New Business Specialist

lrone@nisource.com

Phone: 219-647-5034


Vectren

Net metering and interconnection website | Level 1 Application and Agreement | Level 2 & 3 Application and Agreement

If questions, contact:

Steve Traylor

Grid Technologies Engineer

straylor@vectren.com

Phone: 812-491-4708


**Please note: The above information and links are provided according to the knowledge and information provided to Commission staff. If you have any questions or issues, please contact the Commission’s Consumer Affairs Division.