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There are State and utility requirements for interconnecting PV systems to the grid. These policies can change. Be sure you are up to date with what is required before beginning a new contract.

State Requirements

The process for interconnecting photovoltaic systems with the utility grid is determined by the New York State Public Service Commission.

The New York State Standardized Interconnection Requirements (SIR) explain the process and information required for submitting interconnection applications to utilities. The SIR, along with additional interconnection information, including utility contact information, can be found under distributed generation on the Department of Public Service’s websiteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Utility Requirements

Utilities serving New York provide additional information about their individual interconnection policies and practices on their websites. It is important to understand the technical requirements and electric service regulations of the local utility to accurately complete the interconnection application and gain interconnection approval as expediently as possible.

Interconnection—DPS & NYSERDA Collaboration

Ombudsman services are now available to provide coordination between DG applicants and utilities. If you have interconnection questions and concerns, contact: