Study Interconnection Process

Before You Begin

Before starting the process, make sure you are using the correct Interconnection Application using the first two tables in the "How To Get Started" section of the Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources (DER) page.

Standard Interconnection Application

Instructions and Submission Forms

After it has been determined to go with the Study Process, and to use the Standard Interconnection Application,  complete the following steps to continue your solar panel installation request. 

  1. Complete the Standard Interconnection Application (PDF).
  2.  Complete the Uniform Contract for Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities with Meter Upgrade (PDF).
  3.  Create a One-line Diagram (PDF).  This is a  diagram of the proposed Distributed Energy Resource (DER) system showing the point of common coupling, PCC, to the Area EPS Operator’s Distribution System. See the Information Required on the One-line Diagram (PDF)
  4. Obtain Manufacturer's Specs/Specification sheets. 
  5. Create a Site Layout of the proposed DER system. 
  6. Obtain a copy of current Homeowner's Insurance, scan and save a digital copy. (follow Insurance Requirements (PDF).
  7. Obtain a copy of the Electrical Permit from the proper jurisdiction. 
  8. Obtain a copy of the Building Permit from the proper jurisdiction. 
  9. Scan or save all files from steps five through twelve electronically, then submit using the Standard Interconnection Application Submission Form.

After information from steps 1 through 8 are received, AMU will give you further direction in connection with MMPA and current interconnection fees.

After installation is complete, follow these steps before commissioning.

  1.  Complete the Certificate of Completion (PDF). This must be signed by the Electrical Inspector. 
  2. Obtain Electrical Inspection Report from proper jurisdiction.
  3. Submit the completed  Inspection Report and Certificate of Completion using the Certificate of Completion Submission Form.
  4. Schedule the Anti-islanding Test appointment required to commission the interconnection using our Anti-islanding Scheduling Form.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Meter seals are NOT to be cut by contractors or by homeowner(s) and MUST be scheduled through our AMU office. Contact us at the Anoka Municipal Shop. 
  • If you wish to have a production meter installed, which is not required,  we can provide one for $40.00 . Please let our Master Electrician know in advance. Thank you!

Additional Questions

Additional information can be found on our Distributed Generation Policy (PDF). Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  page or contact us at Anoka Municipal Shop for further questions.