U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
Interconnection and Permitting Guide
As more Federal energy managers install or become interested in using distributed energy resources (DER), they may encounter challenges when seeking to interconnect to the electric grid and receive local operating permits. Until national standards become the norm, each location and utility has different requirements.
The Interconnection and Permitting Guide is designed to assist Federal energy managers in navigating through the wealth of interconnection and permitting information available on the Internet. The following sections provide more information on DER interconnection and permitting: