TWEETS

Full retail credit with no subtractions. Customers protected from fees and additional charges. Rules actively encourage use of DG.

A

Generally good net metering policies with full retail credit, but there could be certain fees or costs that detract from full retail equivalent value. There may be some obstacles to net metering.

B

Adequate net metering rules, but there could be some significant fees or other obstacles that undercut the value or make the process of net metering more difficult.

C

Poor net metering policies with substantial charges or other hindrances. Many customers will forgo an opportunity to install DG because net metering rules subtract substantial economic value.

D

Net metering policies that deter customer-sited DG.

F

No Statewide Policy

N/A

alabama

F

alaska

C

arizona

A

arkansas

A

california

A

colorado

A

connecticut

A

delaware

A

Dist. of Columbia

A

florida

B

georgia

F

hawaii

F

idaho

F

illinois

B

indiana

B

iowa

B

kansas

C

kentucky

B

louisiana

B

maine

B

maryland

A

massachusetts

A

michigan

B

minnesota

B

mississippi

F

missouri

B

montana

C

nebraska

B

nevada

F

new hampshire

A

new jersey

A

new mexico

B

new york

A

north carolina

C

north dakota

D

ohio

A

oklahoma

F

oregon

A

pennsylvania

A

puerto rico

N/A

rhode island

B

south carolina

B

south dakota

F

tennessee

F

texas

F

utah

A

vermont

A

virginia

C

west virginia

A

wisconsin

D

wyoming

D

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About FTG

Recognizing the many local benefits of tapping solar, wind and other renewable resources, state governments have long driven American progress on renewable energy policy.  This support is motivated by a number of different reasons: To encourage in-state economic development and the creation of jobs To enhance the security and reliability of the electric grid To reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions To increase energy independence   Good net metering rules and interconnection policies effectively smooth the road that transitions us from dependence on centralized, dirty power generation to a system that achieves the goals above.  Together, these two policies allow energy consumers to generate their own clean electricity without burdensome red tape and costs.   But policy design on the...

Press Release

Clean Energy “Report Card” Updated with Grades for all 50 States Amid a Changing Electricity Landscape   Vote Solar and IREC Release ‘Freeing the Grid’ 2015 San Francisco – January 25, 2016 – Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today released the 2015 grades for Freeing the Grid, an annual report card that rates all 50 states on two key clean energy policies: net metering and interconnection standards. Together, these policies empower energy customers to produce their own power from rooftop solar and other distributed renewables. Now in its ninth year, the report shows an overall trend of improvement despite a few notable examples of states falling behind on these historic pillars of consumer-generated clean energy. “Our nation’s energy future is being charted...