Standard Interconnection Application

Before You Begin

Before starting the process, make sure you are using the correct Interconnection Application using the tables in the "How To Get Started" section of the Purchasing Solar Panels page. 

Standard Interconnection Application

Instructions and Submission Forms

After it has been determined to go with the Fast Track Process, and to use the Standard Interconnection Application,  complete the following steps to continue your solar panel installation request. 

  1. Complete the Pre-Application Report Request (PDF) (page 95 of the Distributed Generation Policy), then scan or save the file electronically and submit to AMU using the Pre-Application Report Request Submission Form.
  2.  Send $300 pre-application fee  payable to City of Anoka along with the installation address for reference. Pay one of two ways: 
    1. Mail to the address of:

      Anoka Municipal Utility (AMU)
      Attn: CD Admin - Solar Fees
      501 Pierce Street
      Anoka, MN 55303

    2. Pay over the phone for a small phone fee. See our Rate Sheet for current Convenience fee on non-present payment charges. Call the city's Finance Department to make a "Solar Fee Payment" with reference to the installation address.
  3.  Wait for approval. The Utility will provide the applicant with a Pre-Application Report within 15 business days once the completed Pre-Application Report Request and a $300 fee is submitted to the Utility.
  4.  After approval, contact AMU for current rate of required meter, of which customer will pay 75% of meter cost.  See step 2 for payment methods.
  5. Complete the Standard Interconnection Application (PDF), scan or save it electronically, then submit using the Standard Interconnection Application Submission Form.

After information from steps 1 through 4 above are received, the review process will start at AMU, and installation may begin.

Steps Upon Completion of Work and Submission Form

After installation, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Certification of Completion (PDF) (page 199 of the Distributed Generation Policy).
  2. Obtain Electrical Inspection Report from proper jurisdiction.
  3. Scan or save items from steps 1 and 2 electronically. Submit them using the Completion of Work Submission Form. (This  must include location and contact person, and should be singular in content. Do not include multiple locations).
  4.  Wait for AMU's master electrician to contact you to schedule Anti-Island testing .


  • Meter seals are NOT to be cut by contractors or by homeowner(s) and MUST be scheduled through our AMU office. Contact us at the Anoka Municipal Shop. 
  • If you wish to have a production meter installed, which is not required,  we can provide one for $40.00 . Please let our Master Electrician know in advance. Thank you!

Additional Questions

Additional information can be found on our Distributed Generation Policy (PDF). Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  page or contact us at Anoka Municipal Shop for further questions.