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Cogeneration and Small Power Production

In compliance with Minnesota Adopted Rules Relating to Cogeneration and Small Power Production Chapter 7835, Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association is obligated to interconnect with and purchase electricity from cogenerators and small power producers which satisfy the conditions of a qualifying facility. Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association has available and will provide free information to all interested Members regarding rates and interconnection requirements. 

An application for interconnection is required for a qualifying facility to interconnect and operate in parallel with the cooperative’s distribution system and is subject to approval by the cooperative. For more information call Marketing & Member Services Manager Nikki Torkelson at 218-732-3377 or 1-888-713-3377.

The Itasca-Mantrap Board of Directors has adopted a new interconnection process, Cooperative Distribution Energy Resource Interconnection Process (C-MIP) to begin June 1, 2019. This policy is comparable to the Public Utilities Commission interconnection process, the State of Minnesota Distributed Energy Resource Interconnection Process (MN-DIP). 

Itasca-Mantrap Board Resolution

Cooperative Cogeneration Rules Implementing 216B.164

Notice of updated technical requirements for distributed energy resource (DER) systems

In compliance with Minnesota Statute 216B.1611, Itasca-Mantrap has updated the technical requirements for distributed energy resource interconnections. The existing technical requirement document will be replaced with the Technical Interconnection and Interoperability Requirements (TIIR) and Technical Specification Manual (TSM). These requirements become effective July 1, 2020, and all new DER systems and DER system additions applied for interconnection after July 1 will be required to meet these updated requirements.

Technical Interconnection and Interoperability Requirements (TIIR)

Technical Specification Manual (TSM)


Itasca-Mantrap C-MIP Interconnection Information

Interconnection Process Overview - explains the different types of interconnection processes

Simplified Process - Process for most small inverter-based interconnections under 20kW

Simplified Interconnection Application

Fast Track Process

Standard Interconnection Application

Study Process

Storage Application

Pre-Application Request

Itasca-Mantrap Uniform Contract

Itasca-Mantrap Interconnection Agreement

2020 Average Retail Cooperative Energy Rate


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