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

F

arkansas

A

california

A

colorado

A

connecticut

A

delaware

A

Dist. of Columbia

A

florida

B

georgia

F

hawaii

F

idaho

C

illinois

A

indiana

B

iowa

B

kansas

C

kentucky

B

louisiana

C

maine

B

maryland

A

massachusetts

A

michigan

B

minnesota

B

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

B

virginia

C

west virginia

A

wisconsin

D

wyoming

D

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  • F
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  • A
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  • F
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  • B
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  • A
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  • B

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Tidal, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Low Income Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW 5 MW limit for community renewable energy facilities

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill indefinitely at retail rate (including generation, transmission and distribution) for systems 100 kW or less, and at generation rate for larger systems up to 1MW

REC Ownership

Customer-generator unless indicated otherwise

Meter Aggregation

N/A

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Net metering is currently available to D.C. residential and commercial customer-generators with systems powered by renewable-energy sources, combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines. Legislation enacted in October 2008 expanded the limit on individual system size from 100 kW to 1 MW. A 2008 PSC order clarified that NEG for small DG systems is credited at the full retail rate during a billing cycle. In February 2009 the D.C. PSC issued an order establishing interconnection procedures for systems up to 10 MW, using a four-tiered approach to screening criteria. These tiers specify a process for non-exporting systems and those connecting to networks.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Tidal, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Low Income Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW 5 MW limit for community renewable energy facilities

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill indefinitely at retail rate (including generation, transmission and distribution) for systems 100 kW or less, and at generation rate for larger systems up to 1MW

REC Ownership

Customer-generator unless indicated otherwise

Meter Aggregation

N/A

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Net metering is currently available to D.C. residential and commercial customer-generators with systems powered by renewable-energy sources, combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines. Legislation enacted in October 2008 expanded the limit on individual system size from 100 kW to 1 MW. A 2008 PSC order clarified that NEG for small DG systems is credited at the full retail rate during a billing cycle. In February 2009 the D.C. PSC issued an order establishing interconnection procedures for systems up to 10 MW, using a four-tiered approach to screening criteria. These tiers specify a process for non-exporting systems and those connecting to networks.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Landfill Gas, Tidal, Wave, Ocean Thermal, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • Increase covered system capacity to 20 MW
  • Prohibit requirements for redundant external disconnect switch Prohibit requirements for additional insurance

notes

Net metering is currently available to D.C. residential and commercial customer-generators with systems powered by renewable-energy sources, combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines. Legislation enacted in October 2008 expanded the limit on individual system size from 100 kW to 1 MW. A 2008 PSC order clarified that NEG for small DG systems is credited at the full retail rate during a billing cycle. In February 2009 the D.C. PSC issued an order establishing interconnection procedures for systems up to 10 MW, using a four-tiered approach to screening criteria. These tiers specify a process for non-exporting systems and those connecting to networks.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Landfill Gas, Tidal, Wave, Ocean Thermal, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Increase covered system capacity to 20 MW
  • Prohibit requirements for redundant external disconnect switch Prohibit requirements for additional insurance

notes

Net metering is currently available to D.C. residential and commercial customer-generators with systems powered by renewable-energy sources, combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines. Legislation enacted in October 2008 expanded the limit on individual system size from 100 kW to 1 MW. A 2008 PSC order clarified that NEG for small DG systems is credited at the full retail rate during a billing cycle. In February 2009 the D.C. PSC issued an order establishing interconnection procedures for systems up to 10 MW, using a four-tiered approach to screening criteria. These tiers specify a process for non-exporting systems and those connecting to networks.