Installing Solar, Wind and other Distributed Energy Resources (DER) allows you to both purchase and sell power to and from Crow Wing Power. If you are planning to connect to Crow Wing Power’s grid to buy and/or sell power, please follow these steps to facilitate a smooth process for your interconnection. Due to State, Federal, electrical code requirements and for safety purposes, this process must be completed prior to any DER being interconnected.
Members currently on a Rate 14 (All Electric Home) or Rate 45 (Heat Pump Rate) who chooses to become a Qualifying Facility (QF) must convert to a Rate 10 (Residential General Service). The Member has the option to participate in the Rate 52 (Off Peak Heating) and/or the Rate 84 (Dual Fuel) program(s). It is recommended to consult a qualified electrician to determine the costs to make these adjustments.
Members with a Subtractive Meter configuration such a Rate 51 or 53 (Off Peak Heating); or a Rate 81 or 83 (Dual Fuel) who choose to become a QF must either drop these Rates and wire them into the Rate 10 (Residential General Service) panel or convert them to a Direct Metered configuration such as a Rate 50 or 52 (Off Peak Heating); or a Rate 80 or 82 (Dual Fuel) configuration. It is recommended to consult a qualified electrician to determine the costs to make these adjustments.
Members on Rate(s) 10 (Residential General Service), 25 (Small Commercial with no Demand), and 30 (Large Commercial with Demand) are eligible to be a QF on Crow Wing Power’s system.
Download and read the Interconnection Process Overview document which explains the different types of interconnection processes.
Once you have read this document, choose the appropriate following interconnection application from the lists below:
Interconnection of a 20kW or less DER
Interconnection 21kW to 5MW of DER
If you are unsure of which section to choose above or have questions, call Jeff Wohlert or Luke Christiansen at 218-829-2827.
Additional Distributed Energy Resource information and documents
Crow Wing Power’s Distributed Energy Resources Rules and Policy