Customers must follow the interconnection process and be approved before generating electricity from their renewable energy system. Following this process ensures safety for all parties involved including Detroit Edison and the customer.
When connecting generation resources to the system, the most important thing to Detroit Edison is the safety of our employees and the safety of our customers. Customers installing generation that is intended to run in parallel with our system are required to contact us and receive written authorization before operating a permanently connected generating system. Customers operating generation in parallel with the system without written permission are subject to disconnection of service. Authorization from all other applicable regulatory bodies to ensure all local, state and federal codes and regulations are met is also required. Approval by Detroit Edison does not waive the requirement for obtaining approval from other governmental bodies and approval by governmental authorities does not waive the requirement of approval by Detroit Edison.
You and your contractor or installer are responsible for coordination of the design, installation, operation and maintenance of any customer generation system you install, and for conforming with applicable governmental laws and regulations (local, state and federal). and the requirements of Detroit Edison’s tariffs and rules, which includes a requirement for an externally located, readily accessible, taggable disconnect switch.
We are responsible for completing the steps listed in the Interconnection Process Overview in a timely manner and for meeting all required steps and time lines necessary to process your interconnection application. We will designate a primary contact to assist you with any questions or information you need to complete your Interconnection.
The links on the right will help you get your project on the right track.
Overview of the interconnection process - High level step by step description of the process, roles, and responsibilities.
Detailed Interconnection Requirements - Detailed information regarding your specific customer generation project, which includes technical requirements.
Equipment list* - Detailed listing of equipment previously inspected by Detroit Edison for use on current interconnection projects.
References - Helpful Web sites to complete your project.
Applications and Agreements - When you are ready to move forward with your project to interconnect and operate generation in parallel with Detroit Edison complete the application.
Active Interconnection Project Status* - Status by Queue Number of all active interconnection projects.