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Minnesota Net-Metering Rules

Date Last Updated6/9/2014
Policy TypeNet-Metering Policy
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeMinnesota Department of Commerce, State Energy Office
Policy Initiation Date6/15/1983
Policy SummaryMinnesota enacted its net-metering law, which applies to CHP, in 1983. Net-metering applies to all investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities and electric cooperatives. H.F. 729 was enacted in May 2013 and adopts a number of changes to the state?s net
CHP Eligibility RequirementsBoth fossil-fueled and renewably-fueled CHP systems are eligible for net-metering.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Systems <40 kW at municipal utilities and electric cooperatives are eligible to net-meter. Systems up to 1 MW at IOUs are allowed to net meter.
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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