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Louisiana Interconnection Standards

Date Last Updated8/13/2014
Policy TypeInterconnection Standard
State/FederalLA
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeLouisiana Public Service Commission (PSC)
Policy Initiation Date11/30/2005
Policy SummaryLouisiana has adopted rules for the interconnection of net-metered systems, including CHP. The rules apply to investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives (but not municipal-owned utilities) and allow for renewably-fueled systems to net meter and interconnect. Residential systems up to 25 kW and commercial systems up to 300 kW are eligible for standardized interconnection. Interconnected systems must meet all local and national standards such as IEEE, NESC, and UL. Customers must pay for interconnection costs; however, additional insurance is not addressed in the rule.

An external disconnect is required for all systems. This requirement is waived if the inverter is designed to shut down if utility service is lost, the inverter is warranted by the manufacturer to shut down in this situation, and the inverter has been inspected and tested by the utility.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsCHP systems using renewable fuels are eligible for standardized interconnection.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Standardized interconnection applies to commercial and agricultural systems up to 300 kW and residential systems up to 25 kW.
Applicable FormsThe Standard Interconnection Agreement for Entergy can be accessed here.
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