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20.50.09.00.htm 20.50.09.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 50 SERVICE SUPPLIED BY ELECTRIC COMPANIES Chapter 09 Small Generator Interconnection Standards Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, 5-101, 5-303, and 7-306, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.50.09.01.htm 20.50.09.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to a small electricity generator facility seeking to interconnect to the electric distribution system that meets the following criteria:A. The nameplate capacity of the small generator facility is equal to or less than 10 MW;. B. The small generator facility is not subject to the interconnection requirements of PJM Interconnection, LLC; andC. The small generator facility is designed to operate in parallel with the electric distribution system.
20.50.09.02.htm 20.50.09.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Adverse system impact" means a negative effect, due to technical or operational limits on conductors or equipment being exceeded, that may compromise the safety or reliability of the electric distribution system.2) "Affected system" means a utility distribution system that is affected by the interconnection of a small generator to another company's distributio
20.50.09.03.htm 20.50.09.03. 03 Acceptable Standards.. A. The technical standard to be used in evaluating all interconnection requests under Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 reviews, unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, is IEEE Standard 1547.B. Attachment H to the PJM Interconnection Planning Manual, available from the website www.pjm.com, shall be used to detail and illustrate the interconnection protection requirements that are provided in IEEE Standard 1547.
20.50.09.04.htm 20.50.09.04. 04 Interconnection Requests.. A. Applicants seeking to interconnect a small generator facility shall submit an interconnection request using a standard form approved by the Commission to the utility that owns the electric distribution system to which interconnection is sought.B. Each utility shall establish processes for accepting interconnection requests electronically on the utility's website.
20.50.09.05.htm 20.50.09.05. 05 Interconnection Request Processing Fees.. A. A utility may only charge a small generator interconnection application fee for a Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 interconnection.B. The small generator facility interconnection fee under §A of this regulation may not exceed the following:1) No charge for Level 1 applications;. 2) $50 plus $1 per kW of rated generating facility output for Level 2 applications; and.
20.50.09.06.htm 20.50.09.06. 06 General Requirements.. A. If an interconnection request for a small generator facility includes multiple energy production devices at a site for which the applicant seeks a single point of interconnection, the interconnection request shall be evaluated on the basis of the aggregate nameplate capacity of the multiple devices.B. If an interconnection request is for an increase in capacity for an existing small generator facility, the interconnection request shall be evaluat
20.50.09.07.htm 20.50.09.07. 07 Lab-Certified and Field-Approved Equipment.. A. An interconnection request may be eligible for expedited interconnection review if the small generator facility uses lab-certified or field-approved interconnection equipment.B. Interconnection equipment shall be considered to be lab-certified upon establishment of the following:1) The interconnection equipment has been tested in accordance IEEE Standard 1547.1 in compliance with the appropriate codes and standards referenced
20.50.09.08.htm 20.50.09.08. 08 Determination of Level of Utility Review of Interconnection Request.. A. A utility shall determine on an expedited basis the level of review required for an interconnection request.B. A utility shall use a Level 1 procedure to evaluate an interconnection request to connect an inverter-based small generation facility when:1) The small generator facility has a nameplate capacity of 10 kW or less; and. 2) The customer interconnection equipment is lab-certified..
20.50.09.09.htm 20.50.09.09. 09 Level 1 Review.. A. The utility shall evaluate a Level 1 small generating facility for the potential for adverse system impacts using the following:1) For interconnection of a proposed small generator facility:. a) To a radial distribution circuit, the aggregated generation on the circuit, including the proposed small generator facility, may not exceed 15 percent of the line section annual peak load as most recently measured at the substation or calculated f
20.50.09.10.htm 20.50.09.10. 10 Level 2 Review.. A. The utility shall evaluate a Level 2 small generator facility for the potential for adverse system impacts using the following:1) For interconnection of a proposed small generator facility:. a) To a radial distribution circuit, the aggregated generation on the circuit, including the proposed small generator facility, may not exceed 15 percent of the line section annual peak load most recently measured at the substation or calculated for the line section; or
20.50.09.11.htm 20.50.09.11. 11 Level 3 Review.. A. The utility shall use the Level 3 review procedure for an interconnection request that meets the Level 3 criteria in Regulation .08 of this chapter.B. Queue Position.. 1) Once the interconnection request is considered complete by the utility, the utility shall assign a queue position based upon the date and time the interconnection request is determined to be complete if there is more than one interconnection request pending for the same line section.
20.50.09.12.htm 20.50.09.12. 12 Level 4 Study Review.. A. A utility shall use the Level 4 study review procedure for an interconnection request that meets the Level 4 criteria in Regulation .08 of this chapter.B. Interconnection Request.. 1) Within 5 business days from receipt of an interconnection request, the utility shall notify the applicant whether the request isa) Complete; or. b) Incomplete.. 2) If the interconnection request is not complete:. a) The utility shall provide the applicant a writt
20.50.09.13.htm 20.50.09.13. 13 Dispute Resolution.. A. The applicant and utility shall attempt to resolve all disputes regarding interconnection as provided in this regulation promptly, equitably, and in a good faith manner.B. Dispute Resolution Before the Commission.. 1) If a dispute arises, the applicant or utility may seek immediate resolution through the procedures of COMAR 20.32.01, or an alternative dispute resolution process approved by the Commission, by providing written notice to
20.50.09.14.htm 20.50.09.14. 14 Record Retention and Reporting Requirements.. A. A utility shall retain records of the following for a minimum of 3 years:. 1) The total number of and the nameplate capacity of the interconnection requests received, approved, and denied under Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 reviews;2) The fuel type, total number, and nameplate capacity of small generator facilities approved in each of the following categories:b) Emergency standby capable of operating in parallel;.
20.50.09.9999.htm 20.50.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 9, 2008 (35:8 Md. R. 808).
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