Co-generation interconnections are under the jurisdiction of the LPSC. Depending on the amount of generation and the fuel source of the generation, these facilities will be subject to one of the following:
- Net Metering
- Co-Generation Other Than Net Metering
Louisiana Net Metering Rules which defines the rules, process and agreements defined by the LPSC to be considered a net metering facility.
The Cleco defined processes for generation which does not meet the LPSC criteria for net metering and does not export power to the Cleco system. These facilities, while not FERC jurisdictional, are still required to follow Cleco's Operation of Generation:
The Interconnection Customer agrees to abide by the provisions of Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems (IEEE 1547) and the Provider's Specification For Parallel Operation Of Customer-Owned Generation (COG), as amended from time to time. The Specification for Customer Owned Generation sets forth the minimum requirements and procedures for safe and effective connection and operation of customer-owned generation connected to the Cleco Power system.
The interconnection agreement will be a modified version of the Standard Generator Interconnection Agreement.
Understand Compliance with Cleco Power and NERC Standards
All connections to the Cleco Power system must comply with all applicable Cleco Power standards and the planning standards and measurements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) or its successor, as administered by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and/or any NERC regional entity. The Specification for Customer Owned Generation sets forth the minimum requirements and procedures for safe and effective connection and operation of customer-owned generation connected to the Cleco Power system.
In addition to the above generation requirements and to avoid impacts to the transmission system reliability, facility interconnection and performance requirements have been established for all generators interconnecting to the transmission system (69kV and above) and can be found in the document Requirements for Transmission System Interconnections for Generation, Transmission, and End-User.
Step 3: System Impact Study Performed
Step 4: Standard Generator Interconnection Agreement Signed