Interconnection Standards (Kansas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|External Disconnect Switch||Yes|
|Net Metering Required||No (under development)|
|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|
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|
|Contact Name||Jim Ploger|
|Department||Kansas Corporation Commission|
|Address||1500 SW Arrowhead Road|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.