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

D

illinois

B

indiana

B

iowa

B

kansas

C

kentucky

B

louisiana

B

maine

B

maryland

A

massachusetts

A

michigan

B

minnesota

A

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

A

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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Arkansas

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  • C
  • B
  • C
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • A
  • A
  • A
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  • D
  • F
  • F
  • N/A
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  • F
  • F
  • F

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Microturbines using Renewable Fuels, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (municipal utilities not subject to commission rules)

System Capacity Limit

300 kW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Expand the system capacity eligible for net metering.

notes

The most significant source of lost points in Arkansas net metering grade came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, placing it in the 16th spot with a solid A grade. Going further, if the maximum system size was increased to more than 2 MW, it would have received 4 additional points, placing it in a tie for 8th place and firmly within the A grading range.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Microturbines using Renewable Fuels, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (municipal utilities not subject to commission rules)

System Capacity Limit

300 kW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Expand the system capacity eligible for net metering.

notes

The most significant source of lost points in Arkansas net metering grade came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, placing it in the 16th spot with a solid A grade. Going further, if the maximum system size was increased to more than 2 MW, it would have received 4 additional points, placing it in a tie for 8th place and firmly within the A grading range.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (municipal utilities not subject to commission rules)

System Capacity Limit

300 kW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • Adopt IRECs model interconnection procedures

notes

The most significant source of lost points in Arkansas net metering grade came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, placing it in the 16th spot with a solid A grade. Going further, if the maximum system size was increased to more than 2 MW, it would have received 4 additional points, placing it in a tie for 8th place and firmly within the A grading range.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (municipal utilities not subject to commission rules)

System Capacity Limit

300 kW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Adopt IRECs model interconnection procedures

notes

The most significant source of lost points in Arkansas net metering grade came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, placing it in the 16th spot with a solid A grade. Going further, if the maximum system size was increased to more than 2 MW, it would have received 4 additional points, placing it in a tie for 8th place and firmly within the A grading range.