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

N/A

alaska

C

arizona

A

arkansas

B

california

A

colorado

A

connecticut

A

delaware

A

Dist. of Columbia

A

florida

B

georgia

F

hawaii

B

idaho

N/A

illinois

B

indiana

B

iowa

B

kansas

B

kentucky

B

louisiana

B

maine

B

maryland

A

massachusetts

A

michigan

B

minnesota

B

mississippi

N/A

missouri

B

montana

C

nebraska

B

nevada

A

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

D

south dakota

N/A

tennessee

N/A

texas

N/A

utah

A

vermont

A

virginia

C

west virginia

A

wisconsin

C

wyoming

B

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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

Press Release: States Receive 2013 Report Card on Key Consumer Clean Energy Policies Freeing the Grid Tracks State Progress on Net Metering and Interconnection   CHICAGO – October 23, 2013 – Today the Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar) and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced the 2013 results of Freeing the Grid, a report that grades all 50 states on two key policies: net metering and interconnection procedures. Together, these policies empower American energy consumers to use rooftop solar and other small-scale renewables to meet their own electricity needs. The report was released during Solar Power International, North America’s largest solar tradeshow.   Find Freeing the Grid 2013 online at: www.freeingthegrid.org   “Effective energy policy and a hefty dose of ingenuity have achieved something remarkable: renewable resources are now at...