TITLE 83: PUBLIC UTILITIES
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER c: ELECTRIC UTILITIES
PART 466 ELECTRIC INTERCONNECTION OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION FACILITIES
SECTION 466.APPENDIX G INTERCONNECTION FACILITIES STUDY AGREEMENT


 

Section 466.APPENDIX G   Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement

 

Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement

 

This agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into this

 

day of

 

by and between

 

("interconnection customer"), as an

individual person, or as a

 

organized and existing under the

laws of the State of

 

, and

 

("Electric Distribution

Company" (EDC)), a

 

existing under the laws of the

State of Illinois.  Interconnection customer and EDC each may be referred to as a "Party", or collectively as the "Parties".

 

Recitals:

 

Whereas, interconnection customer is proposing to develop a distributed generation facility or modifying an existing distributed generation facility consistent with the interconnection request

application form completed by interconnection customer on

(Date)

; and

 

Whereas, interconnection customer desires to interconnect the distributed generation facility with EDC's electric distribution system; and

 

Whereas, EDC has completed an interconnection system impact study and provided the results of said study to interconnection customer (unless proceeding directly from Level 1, 2 or 3 review); and

 

Whereas, interconnection customer has requested EDC to perform an interconnection facilities study to specify and estimate the cost of the equipment, engineering, procurement and construction work needed to interconnect the distributed generation facility;

 

Now, therefore, in consideration of and subject to the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement, the Parties agree as follows:

 

1.         All terms defined in Section 466.30 of the Illinois Distributed Generation Interconnection Standard shall have the meanings indicated in that Section when used in this Agreement.

 

2.         Interconnection customer elects and EDC shall cause an interconnection facilities study consistent with Section 466.120 of the Illinois Distributed Generation Interconnection Standard.

 

3.         The scope of the interconnection facilities study shall be determined by the information provided in Attachment A to this Agreement.

 

4.         An interconnection facilities study report (1) shall provide a description, estimated cost of distribution upgrades, and a schedule for required facilities to interconnect the distributed generation facility to EDC's electric distribution system; and (2) shall address all issues identified in the interconnection system impact study (or identified in this study if the system impact study is combined herein).

 

5.         Interconnection customer shall provide a study deposit of 100% of the estimated non-binding study costs at least 20 business days prior to the date upon which the study commences.

 

6.         In cases where no distribution upgrades are required, the interconnection facilities study shall be completed and the results shall be transmitted to interconnection customer within 15 business days after this Agreement is signed by the Parties. In cases where distribution upgrades are required, the interconnection facilities study shall be completed and the results shall be transmitted to interconnection customer within 30 business days after this Agreement is signed by the Parties.

 

7.         Study fees shall be based on actual costs and will be invoiced to interconnection customer after the study is transmitted to interconnection customer. The invoice shall include an itemized listing of employee time and costs expended on the study.

 

8.         Interconnection customer shall pay any actual study costs that exceed the deposit within 30 calendar days on receipt of the invoice. EDC shall refund any excess deposit amount within 30 calendar days after the invoice.

 

In witness whereof, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by their duly authorized officers or agents on the day and year first above written.

 

 

[Insert name of interconnection customer]

 

Signed:

 

Name (Printed):

 

Title:

 

 

 

[Insert name of EDC]

 

Signed:

 

Name (Printed):

 

Title:

 


Attachment A to Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement

 

Minimum Information That Interconnection Customer Must Provide With the Interconnection Facilities Study Agreement.

 

Provide location plan and simplified one-line diagram of the distributed generation facilities.

 

For staged projects, please indicate size and location of planned additional future generation.

On the one-line diagram, indicate the generation capacity attached at each metering location. (Maximum load on CT/PT).

 

On the one-line diagram, indicate the location of auxiliary power. (Minimum load on CT/PT) Amps.

 

One set of metering is required for each generation connection to the EDC's electric distribution system.

 

Number of generation connections:

 

 

Will an alternate source of auxiliary power be available during CT/PT maintenance?

 

Yes 

No 

 

Will a transfer bus on the generation side of the metering require that each meter set be designed for the total distributed generation capacity?

 

Yes 

No 

(Please indicate on the one-line diagram).

 

What type of control system or PLC will be located at the distributed generation facility?

 

 

What protocol does the control system or PLC use?

 

 

Please provide a scale drawing of the site. Indicate the point of common coupling, distribution line, and property lines.

 

Number of third party easements required for EDC's interconnection facilities:

 

 

 

To be completed in coordination with EDC. 

 

Is the distributed generation facility located in EDC's service area?

 

 

Yes 

No 

 

If No, please provide name of local provider:

 

 

 

 

Please provide the following proposed schedule dates:

 

Begin construction date:

 

 

Generator step-up transformers receive back feed power date:

 

 

Generation testing date:

 

 

Commercial operation date:

 

 

 

(Source:  Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 862, effective January 20, 2017)