Distributed generation: generating your own electricity
UPDATE: On December 4, 2013, the PUCO adopted amended rules for electric interconnection services and standards in Chapter 4901:1-22 of the Ohio Administrative Code in accordance with the state of Ohio’s 5-year rule review procedures.
The amended rules create an improved and more streamlined process for interconnection with an electric distribution utility. Among the improvements, the PUCO reformed the interconnection application review process, including simplifying Level 1 review of inverter-based systems, raising the review level from 10 kW to 25 kW system nameplate capacity and reducing the review timeframe from 1 month to 15 business days. The PUCO further approved an expedited Level 2 review with a supplemental review option, and a pre-application review opportunity which will provide for a basic preliminary review within a short timeframe.
Click here to view a chart illustrating major Ohio application requirements for distributed generation interconnection. To view the Commission's finding and order and the attached rules, go to case number 12-2051-EL-ORD.