Distributed Generation/Net Metering

Notification to Customer

In compliance with Princeton Public Utilities Commission adopted rules relating to cogeneration and small power production, Princeton Public Utilities Commission is obligated to interconnect with and purchase electricity from cogenerators and small power producers that satisfy the conditions as a qualifying facility. Princeton Public Utilities Commission is obligated to provide information regarding rates and interconnection requirements free of charge to all interested customers upon request. All interconnections require an application and approval to become a qualifying facility. Any disputes over interconnection, sales, and purchases relative to qualifying facilities should be brought to Princeton Public Utilities Commission Board for resolution, per Princeton Public Utilities Commission Distributed Generation Rules adopted 2/28/2018. Interested customers should contact Keith Butcher PO Box 218 Princeton MN 55371 or kbutcher@princetonutilities.com or call 763-389-2252

How to obtain an Electrical Permit

If you are digging in MN, dial 811 for Gopher State One Call 48 hours before you dig. The call is free to you. Or log on to: www.gopherstateonecall.org. Then contact a licensed electrician to locate your secondary wires.

An Electrical Inspection Permit and information can be obtained by going to the following State Web Site:

Electrical Inspector Directory

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Do you need an electrical inspection?

This question comes up many times. The fact of the matter is that since the 1950s Minnesota law has required and enforced electrical inspections statewide. Many people don’t realize this until they go to sell or refinance their property. Generally, Minnesota law requires all electrical work to be performed by licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractors and their employees.

Homeowners, with strict limitations, are exempt from licensing, but not from inspection. A separate request for electrical inspection form with the required fees must be submitted to the Department of Labor & Industry at or before the start of any electrical installation. Please furnish our office with a copy as well.

If you have had electrical circuits added, extended or altered, you should also have your local inspector stop by. To find out more about requirements for electrical inspections, how to file a request for electrical inspection, or to find your local inspector, visit www.dli.mn.gov.

Mille Lacs County electrical inspector, Timothy Emery, may be contacted between 7:00-8:30 a.m., Monday–Friday at 320-692-4104. Sherburne County electrical inspector, Kelly Johnson, can be reached at 320-743-3149.