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Kansas Interconnection Standards

Date Last Updated8/12/2014
Policy TypeInterconnection Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeKansas Corporation Commission (KCC) Energy Office
Policy Initiation Date5/25/2009
Policy SummaryKansas established combined interconnection guidelines and net-metering standards for customer-owned generators, including CHP, located in investor-owned utility territories. The rules are applicable to systems up to 25 kW for residential customers, and up to 200 kW for non-residential customers.

Utilities must provide bi-directional meters to their customers at no extra cost to the customer. They may not require their customers to purchase additional liability insurance if all safety and interconnection requirements are met. However, they are authorized to require customers to install an external disconnect switch. Generators must meet all safety, performance, interconnection and reliability standards established by the National Electrical Code, the National Electrical Safety Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Underwriters Laboratories, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and any local governing authorities. The guidelines do not establish specified fee amounts or utility response timelines. The KCC adopted updated interconnection and reliability provisions in 2010. These rules are limited in scope and include additional protection for the utility in case of disruptions caused by a net-metered facility.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsCHP systems using renewable fuels are eligible for standardized interconnection.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Standardized interconnection applies to residential systems up to 25 kW and non-residential systems up to 200 kW.
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