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MLEC Cogeneration Policy and Rules revisions

At their March 15th board meeting, the Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative (MLEC) Board of Directors voted to revise MLEC’s Cogeneration Policy and Rules adopting the Cooperative Minnesota Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Process. The interconnection process for distributed energy resources has been updated by the State of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission; and under Minnesota Statute 216B.1611 cooperatives shall adopt an interconnection process that addressed the issues addressed in the Commission’s order. MLEC has updated the Cogeneration Policy to reflect the adoption of the Cooperative Minnesota Distribution Energy Resources Interconnection Process, (C-MIP); and all new distribution energy resources shall follow the C-MIP interconnection process beginning May 1, 2019.


Interested in wind energy? Check out the Wellspring Wind Energy Program?

Receive electricity in the traditional way while purchasing 100kw blocks of energy produced by wind. Contact MLEC at 888-433-4279 with questions and/or to sign up.

Are you thinking of installing your own solar or wind generation at your home?

If so, please contact Jeff Coombs at 218-927-8244 to find out further information about our interconnection policies.

Track production of the solar array at MLEC here.

MLEC Information and Forms for Distributed Generation

In compliance with Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative’s (MLEC) adopted rules relating to cogeneration and small power production, MLEC is obligated to interconnect with and purchase electricity from co-generators and small power producers, whom satisfy the conditions as a qualifying facility. MLEC is obligated to provide information, free of charge, to all interested members upon request, regarding rates and interconnection requirements. All interconnections require an application and approval to become a qualifying facility. Any dispute over interconnections, sales, and purchases are subject to resolution by the MLEC Board of Directors. Interested members should contact MLEC at P.O. Box 230, Aitkin, MN, 56431 or call 218-927-2191 or 1-800-450-2191.

Co-Generation Rules

Distributed Generation Application Process

Interconnection Requirements

Interconnection Application

Contract for Co-Generation

MLEC DER Interconnections Compensation Option for DSM

2018 Grid Access Charge

ARCER Report



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