Distributed Generation

Thank you for expressing interest about member-owned electric power generation. To assist our members, we have developed a streamlined process for safe, reliable, efficient, and cost-effective interconnection of small renewable energy systems.

Our goal is to protect the safety of cooperative personnel and members, maintain the integrity and reliability of the grid, and establish mechanisms to ensure rate equity for all members. Because interconnected generation systems can affect the safety and reliability of the distribution system, we have developed technical interconnection procedures that address those safety and reliability impacts. These procedures ensure that we can continue to provide you and all other members with safe and reliable electricity service.

We are ready to help by providing information and answering questions. We want to give you the tools you need to make an informed decision about an interconnected generation system. Below is the list of forms and information you will need to interconnect your generation system. Please click on these links to review the information.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please contact our Member Service Department at 218-694-6241.

Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative has joined Minnkota Power Cooperative and Joint System in a Petition for PURPA Waiver. Click here to read the full petition.

The 2019 distributed generation rate for excess kilowatt-hours generated is $0.1006252 for Rate Classification 1 (residential accounts) and $0.1055108 for Rate Classification 4 (Commercial & Industrial).  Please see the 2019 Distributed Generation Rate Schedule for more details.

***Note: For the installation of systems 40KW and greater, please contact Clearwater-Polk Electric at 218-694-6241.