New Interconnection Process Now Live: An electronic web-based tool to submit interconnection applications is now available. This platform will provide an intuitive user experience to guide customers, installers, and Entergy staff through the interconnection process. The tool will allow users to submit their applications, make edits or corrections, monitor the approval statuses, receive utility responses and feedback, and provide reference information for all interconnection regulations and standards. Customers and installers may submit interconnection applications via the manual/paper process (emailed to Customer Relations Entergy Louisiana) through May 31, 2023, but the new web-based tool should be used for all interconnection applications by June 1, 2023.
To install a qualifying distributed generation facility or to increase/change the size of an existing system connected to Entergy Louisiana's distribution grid, the customer must comply with Entergy’s interconnection standard and submit the following information for Entergy’s review and approval:
- Completed interconnection agreement/application.
- Completed One Line Diagram outlining the proposed generating facility. Click here for One Line Diagram example.
View Entergy’s Safety and Interconnection Standard, click here.
In addition to submitting the above information, the following requirements must be met:
- Pay for the reasonable costs of connecting, switching, metering, transmission, distribution, safety provisions and administrative costs that are directly related to the interconnection and in excess of the corresponding costs if interconnection did not occur including, but not limited to:
- A one-time charge of $100
- Cost to upgrade Entergy’s distribution facilities to accommodate the customer’s new distributed generation facilities
- Other charges under the rates and riders applicable to the customer
- Have a visibly open, lockable, manual disconnect that is clearly labeled (information on labeling requirements) and approved by the utility (available to Entergy 24 hours a day with no notice).
- Be able to synchronize with the utility and stay synchronized
- Have safety measures that prevent the generator from feeding electricity to the utility when the line is non-energized, or in an abnormal voltage or frequency situation or cause a degradation of the safety or quality of power on the electrical grid (i.e. UL1741 listed inverter)
- Obtain all permits required by local authorities before a new meter can be installed, where applicable
- For commercial customers with distributed generation facilities in excess of 300 kilowatts, a signed final Order from the Louisiana Public Service Commission approving the project must be submitted
- Not be in the Downtown Underground Network
- Meet performance standards including local and state laws ordinances and codes, as well as national electric codes such as the National Electric Code (NEC); National Electric Safety Code (NESC); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).; and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).