Information and Forms for Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
Are you thinking of installing your own solar or wind generation at your home?
If so, please contact Scott Nutting at 218-927-8232 to find out further information
about our interconnection policies.
In compliance with Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative's (MLEC) adopted rules relating to cogeneration and small
power production, MLEC is obligated to interconnect with and purchase electricity from cogenerators and
small power producers, whom satisfy the conditions as a qualifying facility. MLEC is obligated to provide
information, free of charge, to all interested members upon request, regarding rates and interconnection
requirements. All interconnections require an application and approval to become a qualifying facility. Any
dispute over interconnections, sales, and purchases are subject to resolution by the MLEC Board of Directors.
Interested members should contact MLEC at P.O. Box 230, Aitkin, MN, 56431 or call 218-927-2191 or
On March 15th 2019, the Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative (MLEC) Board of Directors voted to revise MLEC’s
Cogeneration Policy and Rules adopting the Cooperative Minnesota Distributed Energy Resource
Interconnection Process. The interconnection process for distributed energy resources has been updated
by the State of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission; and under Minnesota Statute 216B.1611 cooperatives
shall adopt an interconnection process that addressed the issues addressed in the Commission’s order.
MLEC has updated the Cogeneration Policy to reflect the adoption of the Cooperative Minnesota Distribution
Energy Resources Interconnection Process, (C-MIP); and all new distribution energy resources shall follow
the C-MIP interconnection process beginning May 1, 2019.