Interconnection Standards (Kansas)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Kansas

Name Interconnection Standards
Incentive Type Interconnection
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Applicable Utilities No











External Disconnect Switch Yes


Insurance Requirements No



Net Metering Required No (under development)








Standard Agreement No

System Capacity Limit 25 kW for residential and 100 kW for commercial; interconnection guidelines to expand to cover up to 5 MW














Date added to DSIRE 2003-06-18
Last DSIRE Review 2006-10-03



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Through statutory authority, Kansas allows residential renewable energy facilities of up to 25 kilowatts (kW) and commercial facilities of up to 100 kW to connect to the utility grid. However, there are currently no statewide uniform interconnection standards for these systems, and Kansas does not have a net-metering law. All that is currently specified is a utility's option to enforce any safety, equipment or power-quality requirements it deems appropriate. Utilities may also install a manual external disconnect device if the customer refuses to do so.

Legislation enacted in April 2003 (HB 2018) required the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to develop uniform interconnection standards for all distributed renewable-energy systems up to 5 megawatts (MW) in capacity. To implement this law, the KCC initiated a proceeding (Docket No. 04-GIME-080-GIE); this proceeding is still in progress. When adopted, the resulting rules will apply to rural electric co-ops, municipal utilities and investor-owned utilities.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: K.S. § 66-1,184




Authority 2: K.S. § 66-1238
Date Effective 2003-07-01
Date Enacted 2003-04-17

















Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jim Ploger
Department Kansas Corporation Commission
Division Energy Office
Address 1500 SW Arrowhead Road

Place Topeka, Kansas
Zip/Postal Code 66604-4027
Phone (785) 271-3349


Email j.ploger@kcc.ks.gov
Website http://kcc.ks.gov/energy/
     
     

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"