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    Customer-owned generation

    Customer-owned generation

    All AES Indiana customers who install, own and operate their own generating system have the opportunity to reduce their electric bills by generating power with a small-scale solar, wind or hydroelectric energy system. Customers with systems up to 1 MW in size may qualify for AES Indiana's Excess DG Rate (Rider 16).

    Interconnection application timeline

    Interconnection application submitted

    Submission date

    Utility notice that application is complete

    10 business days after submission

    Utility notice re whether facility is approved

    15 business days after notice

    Utility notice re inspection; agreement sent business days after approval

    10 business days after approval

    Customer signs and returns agreement

    10 business days before start date

    Installation complete



    Do you have questions? AES Indiana has the answers in our FAQs


    Interconnection applications and agreements

    For safety reasons, customers interested in installing generation equipment to operate in parallel with AES Indiana’s electric system must complete an application for interconnection and submit a signed interconnection agreement.

    Pursuant to rules established by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (170 IAC 4-4-3), AES Indiana has established an application and approval process to allow interconnection to our electric system.

    Please review the application and agreement before purchasing any equipment. Following are links to the various applications and agreements:

    For systems less than 10 kW in size and outside the Indianapolis central business district:

    For systems larger than 10 kW in size and for systems connected within the Indianapolis central business district:

    Please note that all owners of systems to be connected within the Indianapolis central business district regardless of size must complete a level 2 or 3 application and agreement.

    For more information about the Renewable Energy Production Rate (Rate REP) associated with this agreement, click here.

    Business customers, please direct any questions to your AES Indiana account executive or see more detailed information about the application. You may also need to consult the AES Indiana Electric Service and Meter Manual (Goldbook).


    Important facts for AES Indiana customers to know.

    Customers interested in learning more about net metering and small-scale solar options may contact AES Indiana at 317-261-8222 or email us at In addition, please note the following: 


    AES Indiana does not sell energy systems door-to-door

    AES Indiana employees do not sell solar installations door to door. AES Indiana employees may visit your home to perform maintenance, turn a meter on or off or perform home energy audits; however, those visits are preceded by a phone call, door hanger or other communication. AES Indiana employees will arrive in a company vehicle clearly marked with an AES Indiana logo. If someone claims to work for the company, ask to see their employee badge. If you are uncomfortable, do not let the person in your home. Call AES Indiana to confirm the person is a legitimate company representative there to perform expected work. 


    AES Indiana does not contract with solar companies to sell energy systems

    AES Indiana does not hire, contract, endorse or partner with any specific solar companies. Although AES Indiana works with customers to connect solar installations to the grid, we are not involved with their sale or installation. Additionally, AES Indiana is not liable for or bound to any contract or agreement between you and a solar company. If you are concerned about a company or representative claiming to work with AES Indiana, call us directly to speak with a legitimate AES Indiana representative. 

    To become a participant in the net metering program you will need to complete an Application for Interconnection and an Interconnection Agreement.

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