Interconnection Information

State Requirements

The process for interconnecting photovoltaic systems with the utility grid is set forth 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 on the Distributed Generation portion of the Public Service Commission’s website.

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

  • Ombudsperson services now available to provide coordination between DG applicants and utilities.
  • For interconnection questions and concerns, contact: