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 frontiers of the fast-changing renewable energy marketplace can be tough to get right. Freeing the Grid takes the guesswork out of designing effective net metering and interconnection policies. The information on these pages is intended to serve as a roadmap for moving each state toward an “A” grade and build our nation’s cleaner, safer, more prosperous energy future. Please put it to use!