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Kansas Interconnection Standards

Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Policy TypeInterconnection Standard
State/FederalKS
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 <25 kW for residential customers, and <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.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsCHP systems using renewable fuels are eligible for standardized interconnection.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Standardized interconnection applies to residential systems <25 kW and non-residential systems <200 kW.
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