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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Delaware

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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

DP&L: 2 MW for non-residential DP&L customers; 500 kW non-residential DEC and municipal utility customers; 25 kW for all residential customers; 100 kW for all farm customers on residential rates

Aggregate Capacity Limit

5% of peak demand (utilities may increase limit)

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; indefinite rollover permitted but customer may request payment at the energy supply rate at the end of an annualized period.

REC Ownership

Customer retains ownership of RECs associated with electricity produced and consumed by the customer

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Delaware has developed one of the best net-metering policies in the country. Its policy explicitly allows meter aggregation, shared renewable-energy systems, and third-party system ownership. It could improve its current policy be lifting the aggregate cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

DP&L: 2 MW for non-residential DP&L customers; 500 kW non-residential DEC and municipal utility customers; 25 kW for all residential customers; 100 kW for all farm customers on residential rates

Aggregate Capacity Limit

5% of peak demand (utilities may increase limit)

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; indefinite rollover permitted but customer may request payment at the energy supply rate at the end of an annualized period.

REC Ownership

Customer retains ownership of RECs associated with electricity produced and consumed by the customer

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Delaware has developed one of the best net-metering policies in the country. Its policy explicitly allows meter aggregation, shared renewable-energy systems, and third-party system ownership. It could improve its current policy be lifting the aggregate cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (only Delmarva Power is subject to commission rules)

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Insurance Waived for Generators up to 25 kW; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes; Standardized interconnection agreement adopted that applies to all utilities

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Delaware has developed one of the best net-metering policies in the country. Its policy explicitly allows meter aggregation, shared renewable-energy systems, and third-party system ownership. It could improve its current policy be lifting the aggregate cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (only Delmarva Power is subject to commission rules)

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Delaware has developed one of the best net-metering policies in the country. Its policy explicitly allows meter aggregation, shared renewable-energy systems, and third-party system ownership. It could improve its current policy be lifting the aggregate cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.