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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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

2 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; excess reconciled annually at either avoided-cost rate or time-of-use/generation rate (for PV systems)

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Virtual meter aggregation for government and agricultural customers

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-sited generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees Expand net metering to all utilities (i.e., – munis and co-ops).

notes

Connecticut scores high in net metering as a result of its customer-friendly policy provisions with high system size limits and friendly net excess roll-over provisions. The Department of Public Utilities has endorsed NEM by establishing April-oriented annual banking and peak day-part production. In ruling upon these provisions, the DPUC noted that NEM customers are almost exclusively solar, thus the guidelines should be oriented towards this industry. While renewable energy credit (REC) ownership is not addressed explicitly for net metering in the policy itself, REC purchase programs by utilities exist for behind the meter systems (known as Zero- and Low-emission RECs). This indicates that behind the meter customers clearly own RECs by default. Virtual net metering (effectively aggregate net metering) is also permitted for state, municipal, and agricultural customers. State law additionally requires all competitive electricity suppliers to offer net metering to customers, which awards Connecticut an additional bonus point.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

2 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; excess reconciled annually at either avoided-cost rate or time-of-use/generation rate (for PV systems)

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Virtual meter aggregation for government and agricultural customers

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-sited generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees Expand net metering to all utilities (i.e., – munis and co-ops).

notes

Connecticut scores high in net metering as a result of its customer-friendly policy provisions with high system size limits and friendly net excess roll-over provisions. The Department of Public Utilities has endorsed NEM by establishing April-oriented annual banking and peak day-part production. In ruling upon these provisions, the DPUC noted that NEM customers are almost exclusively solar, thus the guidelines should be oriented towards this industry. While renewable energy credit (REC) ownership is not addressed explicitly for net metering in the policy itself, REC purchase programs by utilities exist for behind the meter systems (known as Zero- and Low-emission RECs). This indicates that behind the meter customers clearly own RECs by default. Virtual net metering (effectively aggregate net metering) is also permitted for state, municipal, and agricultural customers. State law additionally requires all competitive electricity suppliers to offer net metering to customers, which awards Connecticut an additional bonus point.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, (All Electric Customers)

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

20 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • Remove requirement for redundant external disconnect switch Remove requirement for additional insurance Expand interconnection procedures to all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops)

notes

Connecticut scores high in net metering as a result of its customer-friendly policy provisions with high system size limits and friendly net excess roll-over provisions. The Department of Public Utilities has endorsed NEM by establishing April-oriented annual banking and peak day-part production. In ruling upon these provisions, the DPUC noted that NEM customers are almost exclusively solar, thus the guidelines should be oriented towards this industry. While renewable energy credit (REC) ownership is not addressed explicitly for net metering in the policy itself, REC purchase programs by utilities exist for behind the meter systems (known as Zero- and Low-emission RECs). This indicates that behind the meter customers clearly own RECs by default. Virtual net metering (effectively aggregate net metering) is also permitted for state, municipal, and agricultural customers. State law additionally requires all competitive electricity suppliers to offer net metering to customers, which awards Connecticut an additional bonus point.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, (All Electric Customers)

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

20 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Remove requirement for redundant external disconnect switch Remove requirement for additional insurance Expand interconnection procedures to all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops)

notes

Connecticut scores high in net metering as a result of its customer-friendly policy provisions with high system size limits and friendly net excess roll-over provisions. The Department of Public Utilities has endorsed NEM by establishing April-oriented annual banking and peak day-part production. In ruling upon these provisions, the DPUC noted that NEM customers are almost exclusively solar, thus the guidelines should be oriented towards this industry. While renewable energy credit (REC) ownership is not addressed explicitly for net metering in the policy itself, REC purchase programs by utilities exist for behind the meter systems (known as Zero- and Low-emission RECs). This indicates that behind the meter customers clearly own RECs by default. Virtual net metering (effectively aggregate net metering) is also permitted for state, municipal, and agricultural customers. State law additionally requires all competitive electricity suppliers to offer net metering to customers, which awards Connecticut an additional bonus point.