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New Ulm Public Utilities

Interconnection Process and Requirements


For Qualifying Facilities
(0-40 kW)

New Ulm Public Utilities


INDEX

Document Review and History ........................................................................................................2

Definitions ......................................................................................................................................3

Overview ........................................................................................................................................3

Application Process
Step 1: Customer contacts NUPU staff to discuss project scope ............................................ 3
Step 2: Potential customer files an application.....................................................................4
Step 3: NUPU reviews customers proposed interconnection ................................................ 4
Step 4: Customer agrees to NUPUs requirements for installation ........................................ 4
Step 5: Project Construction ................................................................................................4
Step 6: NUPUs Cost Reconciliation ......................................................................................4
Step 7: Final Acceptance and Interconnection ......................................................................5
Step 8: Ongoing Verification ................................................................................................5

Requirements for Interconnection


Metering ............................................................................................................................6
Generator Service Disconnect..............................................................................................6
Permits ...............................................................................................................................6
System Inspection ...............................................................................................................6
Insurance............................................................................................................................6
Billing .................................................................................................................................6
Rates ..................................................................................................................................7
Operation & Safety .............................................................................................................7

Appendix A (Application) ................................................................................................................8

Appendix B (Contract) ................................................................................................................... 10

Appendix C (NUPU Solar Electric Rebate) ....................................................................................... 14

Appendix D (Notification to Customers)......................................................................................... 17

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Document History and Review

Date Revision Description Revised by


6/28/12 Date of Original Document E-Service Rep
1/1/17 $0.50 rebate, first come & variable rate, kWh credit to electric only, E-Service Rep
updated Uniform Statewide Contract

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Definitions

Net Metering Customers electing Net Metering shall be billed under the appropriate retail rate only
for that amount of energy used by the customer which exceeds the energy delivered by the Qualifying
Facility (QF) to New Ulm Public Utilities (NUPU) at the same site during the same billing period. Any
energy delivered by the QF to NUPU in excess of that received by QF from NUPU during the same billing
period at the same site shall be compensated according to the appropriate rate schedule.

Qualifying Facility (QF) A Qualifying Facility is a cogeneration or small power production facility which
satisfies the conditions in 18 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 292.101(b)(1) (1981), as applied when
interpreted in accordance with the amendments to 18 Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 292.201-
292.207 adopted through 46 Federal Register 33025-33027 (1981).

Overview
The Interconnection Process and Requirements for Qualifying Facilities (0 40kW) document
describes the requirements for connecting a Qualifying Facility (QF) generation of 40 kW or less to NUPU
distribution system. The primary purpose of this document is to ensure that any generation system
installed on NUPUs distribution system functions reliably and does not adversely affect the safety and
reliability of the electrical distribution system and those working on the system.

This document will provide applicants (customers) with an understanding of the process and
information required to allow NUPU to review and accept or deny the applicants equipment for
interconnection in a reasonable and expeditious manner. This document will ensure that customers are
aware of the technical interconnection requirements and NUPUs interconnection policies and practices.
Generation not operating in parallel is not subject to these requirements.

The time required to complete the process will reflect the complexity of the proposed project. Projects
using previously submitted designs that have been satisfactorily tested may move through the process
more quickly. Several steps may be satisfied with an initial application depending on the detail and
completeness of the application and supporting documentation submitted by the customer. Customers
submitting previously tested systems are not exempt from providing NUPU with complete design
packages necessary for NUPU to verify the electrical characteristics of the generator systems, the
interconnecting facilities, and the impacts of the customers equipment on NUPUs system. Customer
installations will be reviewed on a first come first served basis in regard to system capacity and install
costs, charges, and reimbursement rates are subject to change which may affect project viability.

Application Process
Step 1: Customer contacts NUPU to discuss project scope
Customer contacts NUPU staff to discuss their interest in Distributed Generation. NUPU staff will
discuss the scope of the project with the potential customer to determine what specific information and
documents (i.e. application, technical requirements, specifications, applicable rate schedules, metering
requirements and potential rebates) will be provided to the potential applicant. The preliminary
technical feasibility of the project at the proposed location may also be discussed at this time.

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Step 2: Potential customer files an application
-The filing must include

Supplied by customer:
1. NUPU Application for Cogeneration and Small Power Facilities
2. Uniform Statewide Contract for Cogeneration and Small Power Production
3. Proof of Liability Insurance

Supplied by installer:
1. One line diagram
2. Site plan
3. Distributed generation testing procedure (if applicable)

Step 3: NUPU reviews customers proposed interconnection


NUPU will review the design package to ensure that the plans and design satisfy the goal of attaining a
safe, reliable, efficient interconnection and satisfy the technical requirements for interconnection. Upon
completion of the review, NUPU will notify the customer of its final acceptance of the customers design
or an explanation of the technical requirements the design fails to meet.

Step 4: Customer agrees to NUPUs requirements for installation


Metering for QF interconnection often requires a non-standard metering installation. The customer will
be responsible for the incremental costs of the metering over standard metering installation for the
facility. If any construction on the utility distribution systems is determined to be required for the
interconnection, the customer will be required to pay an advance payment for the estimated costs
associated with the system modification.

Step 5: Project construction


The customer can now install their facility in accordance with the previously submitted design, with
comments incorporated into the installation design. NUPU will commence construction and installation
of any system modifications and metering requirements as identified in Step 4, after receipt of
estimated system upgrade costs. NUPU system modifications will vary in construction time depending
on the extent of work and equipment required. The schedule for this work will be discussed with the
customer.

Step 6: NUPUs cost reconciliation


NUPU will reconcile its actual costs related to the customers project against any advance payments for
utility distribution system construction made by the customer. The customer will receive either a bill for
any balance due or a reimbursement for overpayment as determined by NUPU. The customer must have
all bills associated with the interconnection paid in full prior to NUPU authorizing the operation of the
interconnection.

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Step 7: Final acceptance and interconnection
NUPU will review the results of its on-site verification and issue to the customer a formal letter of
acceptance for interconnection. The customers QF will be allowed to commence parallel operation
upon electrical inspection by agencies having jurisdiction at the location, and satisfactory demonstration
to NUPU of the safe operation of the customer-owned QF system when interconnected to the NUPU
distribution system. In addition, the customer must have complied with and must continue to comply
with any applicable code, safety, operating, maintenance, and or technical requirements. The customer
is strongly urged to follow the manufacturers maintenance, testing, and operation instructions for the
life of the installed generation and associated controls.

Step 8: Ongoing Verification


NUPU will require proof of insurance covering the QF on a yearly basis as well as requiring an anti-
islanding inspection by a licensed electrician every two years.

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Requirements for Interconnection

Metering
Metering for generation interconnection usually requires a non-standard metering installation. The
customer will be responsible for the cost associated with a non-standard facility metering installation.
Depending on the nature of the customers installation, a new meter socket(s) likely will need to be
installed. This installation cost will be the customers responsibility.

Generator Service Disconnect


The customer shall provide a visible, lockable manual disconnect switch within ten (10) feet of the meter
location which is readily accessible to NUPU at all times of the year per Minnesota Rule 7835.5200. This
disconnect switch shall be clearly marked, Generator Disconnect Switch, with permanent half inch or
larger letters. The disconnect switch will open all of the phases, but not the neutral.

Permits
The customer will provide NUPU with copies of all electrical permits and inspections from agencies
having jurisdiction over the location of the installation before interconnection of the generation will be
allowed.

System Inspection
The QF will not be allowed to operate in parallel with NUPU until the customer provides a satisfactory
demonstration to NUPU showing the safe operation of the generation system. The customer will also
allow NUPU to inspect and test the isolation and protective equipment when necessary as per
Minnesota Rule 7835.5400.

Insurance
Due to the increased potential liability which can result from an operation of a generating facility, NUPU
requires a minimum liability policy of $300,000, in accordance with Minnesota Rule 7835.2300. The
customer should contact their insurance carrier to advise them of the generating interconnected
equipment being added to the home or facility. Proof of $300,000 liability insurance is required to be
provided to NUPU on a yearly basis.

Billing
Billing for the energy usage and delivery will be based on a Net Metering calculation for generation less
than 40 kW. Reimbursement for kilo-watt hours (kWh) produced and delivered to NUPU above and
beyond the customers own use will be according to the NUPU NET ENERGY BILLING SERVICE.
Customers with a QF over 40kW will be reviewed on a case by case basis and either falls under standard
rates or a negotiated contract as per Minnesota Rules: 7835.2000, 7835.3200, 7835.3300, 7835.3400,
and 7835.3500

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Rates
NUPU will calculate the customers bill for the billing period using a Net Metering calculation and with
the following conditions:
1. The customer will be billed for service in accordance with the rate structure and monthly charges
that the customer would be assigned if the customer had not interconnected a QF.

2. If electricity supplied by NUPU exceeds electricity generated by the customer during a billing period,
the customer shall be billed for the net energy supplied by NUPU in accordance with the appropriate
rate schedule.

3. If the kWh generated by the customers QF exceeds the kWh supplied by the grid during the billing
period, NUPU shall credit the customers account by the dollar value of the excess kWh generated.
This dollar value will be determined by multiplying the excess kWh generated for the month by
NUPUs current Net Energy Billing Service rate.

a. An outstanding credit balance on the account will be carried forward and applied to
subsequent electric energy bills and associated charges until the credit balance is completely
offset. Payment amount and structure may be subject to change according to Minnesota
law and NUPU rates.

b. If the customer terminates utility services, an outstanding credit balance on the account,
due to excess kWh generated, will be paid to the customer after final meter readings are
processed through the billing system in the same manner an outstanding credit balance on
the account due to other reasons, is handled.

4. The rates for sales and purchases of electricity may change over the time of this agreement. Also, at
times the rates may need to be adjusted retroactively. Therefore, the customer and NUPU agree
that sales and purchases will be made under the rates in effect each month during the time this
agreement is in force.

Operation & Safety


The QF system shall not affect the safety, reliability, or operation of NUPUs distribution system or
adversely affect the quality of service of any adjacent customers. The QF shall not supply power to
NUPU during any outages of the distribution system or be used to energize any portion of a de-
energized utility circuit for any reason. Islanding is not permitted. NUPU may require that the QF
discontinue parallel operation due to safety, reliability, operational, and power quality issues. The
customer is responsible for providing protection for the installed equipment and must adhere to all
applicable national, state, and local codes.

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Appendix A

NEW ULM PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

APPLICATTION FOR COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER FACILITIES


Less than 40 kW

Return Completed Application to: New Ulm Public Utilities


310 1st North Street
New Ulm, MN 56073

Name: __________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

Contact Person: ____________________________________________________

Telephone Number: _________________________________________________

Service Point Address: _______________________________________________

Information Prepared and Submitted By: _________________________________

(Name and Address) _________________________________________________

Signature: ____________________________________

The following information shall be supplied by the customer or customers designated


representative. All applicable items must be accurately completed in order for the
customers generating facilities to be effectively evaluated by the New Ulm Public
Utilities or interconnect with the utility system.

GENERATOR

Number of Units: _____________________________________________________

Manufacturer: _______________________________________________________

Type (Synchronous, Induction, or Inverter): ________________________________

Fuel Source Type (Solar, Natural Gas, Wind, etc.): __________________________

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Kilowatt Rating (95 F at location): ___________________________________________

Kilovolt-Ampere Rating (95 F at location): ____________________________________

Power Factor: __________________________________________________________

Voltage Rating: _________________________________________________________

Ampere Rating: _________________________________________________________

Number of Phases: ______________________________________________________

Frequency: ____________________________________________________________

Do you plan to export power: _______________Yes / ________________ No

If yes, maximum amount expected: _________________________________________

Pre-Certification Label or Type Number: _____________________________________

Expected Energizing and Start-up Date: _____________________________________

Normal Operation of Interconnection: (examples: provide power to meet base load,


demand management, standby, back-up, other (please describe): _________________

One-line diagram attached: _______________ Yes

Has the generator manufacturer supplied dynamic modeling values to the host utility?
____________ Yes (Note: Requires a Yes for complete application. For Pre-Certified
Equipment, answer is yes)

Layout sketch showing lockable visible disconnect device: _____________Yes

New Ulm Public Utilities [CUSTOMER NAME]

BY: _________________________ BY: _______________________

TITLE: _______________________ TITLE: _____________________

DATE: _______________________ DATE: _____________________

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Appendix B

7835.9910 UNIFORM STATEWIDE CONTRACT; FORM.

The form for the uniform statewide contract must be applied to all new and existing
interconnections between a utility and cogeneration and small power production facilities
having less than 1,000 kilowatts of capacity, except as described in part 7835.5900.

UNIFORM STATEWIDE CONTRACT FOR COGENERATION AND SMALL POWER


PRODUCTION FACILITIES
THIS CONTRACT is entered into , , by
(hereafter called Utility) and

(hereafter called QF).

RECITALS
The QF has installed electric generating facilities, consisting of
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________ (Description of facilities), rated

at _______ kilowatts of electricity, on property located at _______________________________


________________________________________________________________________.

The QF is prepared to generate electricity in parallel with the Utility.


The QFs electric generating facilities meet the requirements of the Minnesota Public
Utilities Commission (hereafter called Commission) rules on Cogeneration and Small
Power Production and any technical standards for interconnection the Utility has established that
are authorized by those rules.
The Utility is obligated under federal and Minnesota law to interconnect with the QF and
to purchase electricity offered for sale by the QF.

A contract between the QF and the Utility is required by the Commissions rules.

AGREEMENTS

The QF and the Utility agree:


1. The Utility will sell electricity to the QF under the rate schedule in force for the class
of customer to which the QF belongs.
2. The Cooperative Electric Association or Municipally Owned Electric Utility will buy
electricity from the QF under the current rate schedule filed with the Commission.

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The QF elects the rate schedule category hereinafter indicated:

a. Average retail utility energy rate under part 7835.3300.


b. Simultaneous purchase and sale billing rate under part 7835.3400.
c. Time-of-day purchase rates under part 7835.3500.
A copy of the presently filed rate schedule is attached to this contract.
3. The Public Utility will buy electricity from the QF under the current rate schedule filed
with the Commission. If the QF has less than 40 kilowatts capacity, the QF elects the rate
schedule category hereinafter indicated:
a. Average retail utility energy rate under part 7835.4013.
b. Simultaneous purchase and sale billing rate under part 7835.4014.
c. Time-of-day purchase rates under part 7835.4015.
A copy of the presently filed rate schedule is attached to this contract.
4. The Public Utility will buy electricity from the QF under the current rate schedule filed
with the Commission. If the QF is not a net metered facility and has at least 40 kilowatts capacity but
less than 1,000 kilowatt capacity, the QF elects the rate schedule category hereinafter
indicated:
a. Simultaneous purchase and sale billing rate under part 7835.4014.
b. Time-of-day purchase rates under part 7835.4015.
A copy of the presently filed rate schedule is attached to this contract.
5. The Public Utility will buy electricity from a net metered facility under the current rate
schedule filed with the Commission or will compensate the facility in the form of a kilowatt-
hour credit on the facilitys energy bill. If the net metered facility has at least 40 kilowatts
capacity but less than 1,000 kilowatts capacity, the QF elects the rate schedule category
hereinafter indicated:
a. Kilowatt-hour energy credit on the customers energy bill, carried forward and
applied to subsequent energy bills, with an annual true-up under part 7835.4017.
b. Simultaneous purchase and sale billing rate under part 7835.4014.
c. Time-of-day purchase rates under part 7835.4015.
A copy of the presently filed rate schedule is attached to this contract.
6. The rates for sales and purchases of electricity may change over the time this contract is in
force, due to actions of the Utility or of the Commission, and the QF and the Utility agree that
sales and purchases will be made under the rates in effect each month during the time this contract
is in force.

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7. The Public Utility, Cooperative Electric Association, or Municipally Owned Electric Utility
will compute the charges and payments for purchases and sales for each billing period. Any
net credit to the QF, other than kilowatt-hour credits under clause 5, will be made under one of
the following options as chosen by the QF:
a. Credit to the QFs account with the Utility.
b. Paid by check to the QF within 15 days of the billing date.
8. Renewable energy credits associated with generation from the facility are owned
by:

9. The QF must operate its electric generating facilities within any rules, regulations, and
policies adopted by the Utility not prohibited by the Commissions rules on Cogeneration and
Small Power Production which provide reasonable technical connection and operating
specifications for the QF. This agreement does not waive the QFs right to bring a dispute
before the Commission as authorized by Minnesota Rules, part 7835.4500, and any other
provision of the Commissions rules on Cogeneration and Small Power Production
authorizing Commission resolution of a dispute.
10. The Utilitys rules, regulations, and policies must conform to the Commissions rules
on Cogeneration and Small Power Production.
11. The QF will operate its electric generating facilities so that they conform to the
national, state, and local electric and safety codes, and will be responsible for the costs of
conformance.
12. The QF is responsible for the actual, reasonable costs of interconnection which are
estimated to be $ ______________. The QF will pay the Utility in this way:
______________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________.
13. The QF will give the Utility reasonable access to its property and electric generating
facilities if the configuration of those facilities does not permit disconnection or testing from the
Utilitys side of the interconnection. If the Utility enters the QFs property, the Utility will
remain responsible for its personnel.
14. The Utility may stop providing electricity to the QF during a system emergency. The
Utility will not discriminate against the QF when it stops providing electricity or when it resumes
providing electricity.
15. The Utility may stop purchasing electricity from the QF when necessary for the Utility
to construct, install, maintain, repair, replace, remove, investigate, or inspect any equipment or
facilities within its electric system. The Utility will notify the QF before it stops purchasing
electricity in this

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way: ________________________________________________________________________
.
16. The QF will keep in force liability insurance against personal or property damage due
to the installation, interconnection, and operation of its electric generating facilities. The
amount of insurance coverage will be $ (The amount must
be consistent with the Commissions interconnection standards under Minnesota Rules, part
7835.4750).
17. This contract becomes effective as soon as it is signed by the QF and the Utility.
This contract will remain in force until either the QF or the Utility gives written notice to the
other that the contract is canceled. This contract will be canceled 30 days after notice is given.
18. This contract contains all the agreements made between the QF and the Utility
except that this contract shall at all times be subject to all rules and orders issued by the
Public Utilities Commission or other government agency having jurisdiction over the
subject matter of this contract. The QF and the Utility are not responsible for any
agreements other than those stated in this contract.
THE QF AND THE UTILITY HAVE READ THIS CONTRACT AND AGREE TO
BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. AS EVIDENCE OF THEIR AGREEMENT, THEY HAVE
EACH SIGNED THIS CONTRACT BELOW ON THE DATE WRITTEN AT THE
BEGINNING OF THIS CONTRACT.

QF______________________________ NEW ULM PUBLIC UTILITIES

By ______________________________ By _____________________________

_________________________________ ________________________________
(Title) (Title)

Statutory Authority: MS s 216A.05; 216B.08; 216B.164

History: 9 SR 993; L 1998 c 254 art 1 s 107; 40 SR 348

Published Electronically: October 12, 2015

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Appendix C

New Ulm Public Utilities


Solar Electric Rebate Program
Terms and Conditions Updated January, 2017

The New Ulm Public Utilities solar electric rebate provides financial incentive for the installation of new grid
connected solar electric systems. A rebate of $0.50 per nameplate watt (Max $5,000 Industrial and
Small/Large Commercial and $2,000 Residential) will be available to New Ulm Public Utilities customers that
meet the following criteria:
Install a new photovoltaic (PV) system that is between .5kW and 40 kW
Customer must sign a utility net-metering/interconnection agreement with the New Ulm Public Utilities
(NUPU)
Solar system will remain on premises for the duration of its useful life (minimum of 20 years).

Installation Requirements:
Must comply with all applicable federal, state, local and utility requirements
Must comply with all applicable building and zoning codes and obtain all appropriate permits and provide
copies of such permits to utility.
System must be installed by a licensed electrical contractor or licensed general contractor and be wired to meet
the National Electrical Code.
Applicants must demonstrate that system will not be shaded by buildings, trees, electricity poles, towers,
chimneys, etc, and may be subject to a shading analysis and site photo. Installations should result in energy
production equivalent to a minimum net effect of 90% of an ideally sited system.
System must be installed within 1 year of rebate approval from the New Ulm Public Utilities.

Equipment Requirements:
All system components must be new.
PV modules must be certified as meeting the most current edition of Underwriters Laboratory Standard 1703
(UL1703) and must have a 20-year or greater manufacturers performance warranty.
Inverters must be certified as meeting the current edition of Underwriters Laboratory Standard 1741 (UL1741)
and come with a minimum five-year manufacturers warranty.

Funding:
Due to limited funding, this rebate offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Applications will be
processed on a first-come first serve basis unless otherwise notified.

Note:
Your solar project may qualify for additional rebates offered at the state and federal level. Visit the Database
of State Incentives for Renewable Energy website at www.dsireusa.org.

Return to:
New Ulm Public Utilities
Attn: Rebates
310 First North Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-359-8228

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Steps to Receiving a Solar Electric Rebate
1. Customer notifies their utility of plans to install a PV system.
2. If proposal is approved the NUPU will prepare all documents and applicable information required
before beginning the project (see below).
3. Customer submits a line diagram, site plan, testing procedure, interconnection agreement application
and shading analysis (if required).
4. Customer prepares all necessary documents and returns them to NUPU.
5. NUPU orders and installs meter
6. NUPU and Building Inspection/Planning department inspect the installed PV system before issuing a
rebate check.

Required documentation and information will include:


Line Diagram including:
1. Customer Name-must match application name
2. Install Address-must match application address
3. Equipment information-panels, inverter, DC disconnect, etc
4. AC disconnect
5. General map of equipment layout- including distances between equipment
6. Meter information-amp rating and service

Valid Site Plan including:


1. Building and street labels
2. Power Sources
3. Distances between equipment
4. Position, distance and clearance concerns of overhead electric service lines/other utilities.

Testing Procedure including:


1. Checklist for the PV and inverter manufactures commissioning test procedure
2. Anti-islanding procedure

Interconnection Agreement:
1. Uniform Statewide Contract for Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities
2. New Ulm Public Utilities Commission Application for Cogeneration and Small Power Facilities

Post Completion:
1. Itemized invoice with actual installation costs, customers address, and kW
2. Equipment specifications sheets
3. Documentation of all necessary town/municipal/county inspections
4. Proof of customers $300,000 minimum liability insurance.
5. NUPU anti-islanding testing document

Inspection:
The New Ulm Public Utilities will check for valid insurance annually and anti-islanding procedures on
a two year basis, as required by the Minnesota Distributed Generation Interconnection Requirements,
for the life of the system.

Some data may be shared with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy
Resources to comply with the New Ulm Public Utilities Conservation Improvement Program.

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Applicant Information
Name: Utility Account Number:
Mailing Address: City: State: Zip:
Phone: Email:
Installation Site Address* City: State: Zip:
*if different than mailing address

Solar Installer/Contractor Information

Business Name:
Lead Installer Name:
Mailing Address: City: State: Zip:
Phone: Email:
The Solar Installer must be a licensed general contractor or licensed electrical contractor to be eligible to install under
this program.

Solar installer is a: [] Licensed General Contractor License Number:____________________________


[] Licensed Electrical Contractor License Number:____________________________

Is lead installer NABECP Solar PV certified? (not required) [] No [] Yes if yes, NABCEP Solar PV
Number:__________________

All electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician working for a licensed electrical contractor.
Electrician License Number:_________________________

Installation Information

Building Permit Number:

Solar Module: Solar Module Manufacturer: Solar Module Model Number:


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of Modules: Module Rating (Watts): Module Warranty (Years):
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Inverter: Inverter Manufacturer: Inverter Model Number:


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inverter Rating (kW): Inverter Warranty (Years):
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System Type: [] Fixed [] Seasonally Adjusted [] Single Axis [] Dual Axis
Location: [] Roof [] Ground [] Pole
ATTENTION! THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT ITEMS MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR FULLY COMPLETED
AND SIGNED APPLICATION OR APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED:
Interconnection Agreement
Line Diagram
I certify that I have read, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions of this rebate application and that: (1) the
information provided in this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge; and (2) the installation will meet all
New Ulm Public Utilities Rebate Program requirements. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.

Customer Signature______________________________________________________________ Date___________


Solar Installer Signature___________________________________________________________ Date___________

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Appendix D

Notification to Customers
Minnesota Rules 7835.4600, 7835.4700

1) New Ulm Public Utilities is obligated to interconnect with and purchase electricity from
qualifying co-generators and small power producers. Qualifying facilities are defined under
Subp. 19 of Minnesota Rules 7835.0100.

2) New Ulm Public Utilities is obligated to provide information concerning its rates and
interconnection policies relative to qualifying facilities to all interested persons free of charge
upon request.

3) Any disputes over interconnection, sales, and purchases relative to qualifying facilities are
subject to resolution by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission upon complaint.

4) Inquiries should be directed to:

New Ulm Public Utilities


310 First North Street
New Ulm, MN 56073

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