Simplified Interconnection Application

Before You Begin

Before starting the process, make sure you are using the correct Interconnection Application using the tables in the "How To Get Started" section of the Purchasing Solar Panels page. 

Simplified Interconnection Application (Most typical)

Instructions and Submission Form

After it has been determined to go with the Simplified Process, and to use the Simplified Interconnection Application,  complete the following steps to continue your solar panel installation request. 

  1. Complete the Simplified Interconnection Application (PDF) (page 100 to 104 in the Distributed Generation Policy).
  2.  Complete the Uniform Contract for Cogeneration and Small Power Production Facilities (PDF) (page 150 to 157 in the Distributed Generation Policy).
  3.  Create a One-line Diagram (PDF).  This is a  diagram of the proposed Distributed Energy Resource (DER) system showing the point of common coupling, PCC, to the Area EPS Operator’s Distribution System. See the Information Required on the One-line Diagram (PDF)
  4. Obtain Manufacturer's Specs/Specification sheets. 
  5. Create a Site Layout of the proposed DER system. 
  6. Obtain a copy of current Homeowner's Insurance, scan and save a digital copy. (follow Insurance Requirements (PDF)  on page 44 of Distributed Generation Policy).
  7. Obtain a copy of the Electrical Permit from the proper jurisdiction. 
  8. Obtain a copy of the Building Permit from the proper jurisdiction. 
  9. Scan or save all items from steps one through eight electronically.  Submit them using the Simplified Interconnection Application Submission Form.
  10. Wait for approval. Simplified Process eligibility does not guarantee the Interconnection Application will pass the initial review screens. Failure to pass the screens will route the Interconnection Application to the Fast Track Process. Upon receiving a pre-application report from the utility,  send in the following:
    1. $100 application fee
    2. $300 meter fee, which is 75% of the meter cost at today's rate (updated as prices change)
    3. The installation address for reference 

      Pay in one of two ways: 
      1. Mail check payable to AMU to the address of:

        Anoka Municipal Utility (AMU)
        Attn:  Admin - Solar Fees
        501 Pierce Street
        Anoka, MN 55303

      2. Pay over the phone for a small phone fee. See our Rate Sheet for current Convenience fee on non-present payment charges. Call Anoka city's Finance Department to make a "Solar Fee Payment" for $400 with reference to the installation address.

After the application fee is received, you will be notified, and with approval installation may begin.

Additional Questions

Additional information can be found on our Distributed Generation Policy (PDF). Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  page or contact us at Anoka Municipal Shop for further questions.