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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Hawaii

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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Local Government, Residential, State Government, Federal Government

Applicable Utilities

Hawaii Electric Light Co Inc, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Maui Electric Co Ltd, Hawaiian Electric Co Inc

System Capacity Limit

100 kW for HECO, MECO, HELCO customers; 50 kW for KIUC customers

Aggregate Capacity Limit

15% per circuit distribution threshold for distributed generation penetration

Net Excess Generation

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

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

N/A

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC's model net metering rules

notes

On October 12th, 2015 the Hawaii PUC voted to end net metering in favor of 3 alternative options: a grid supply option, a self-supply option, and a time of use tariff. Customers with net energy metering application submitted before October 12th will have the option of continuing with net metering

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Local Government, Residential, State Government, Federal Government

Applicable Utilities

Hawaii Electric Light Co Inc, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Maui Electric Co Ltd, Hawaiian Electric Co Inc

System Capacity Limit

100 kW for HECO, MECO, HELCO customers; 50 kW for KIUC customers

Aggregate Capacity Limit

15% per circuit distribution threshold for distributed generation penetration

Net Excess Generation

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

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

N/A

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC's model net metering rules

notes

On October 12th, 2015 the Hawaii PUC voted to end net metering in favor of 3 alternative options: a grid supply option, a self-supply option, and a time of use tariff. Customers with net energy metering application submitted before October 12th will have the option of continuing with net metering

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Fed. Government

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Standard Agreement

Electronic signatures accepted on applications and agreements for generators up to 25 kW; Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes; Indemnification requirements waived for government entities

Insurance Requirements

Electronic signatures accepted on applications and agreements for generators up to 25 kW; Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes; Indemnification requirements waived for government entities

External Disconnect Switch

Electronic signatures accepted on applications and agreements for generators up to 25 kW; Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes; Indemnification requirements waived for government entities

Net Metering Required

Electronic signatures accepted on applications and agreements for generators up to 25 kW; Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes; Indemnification requirements waived for government entities

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

On October 12th, 2015 the Hawaii PUC voted to end net metering in favor of 3 alternative options: a grid supply option, a self-supply option, and a time of use tariff. Customers with net energy metering application submitted before October 12th will have the option of continuing with net metering

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Fed. Government

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Bonus

Electronic signatures accepted on applications and agreements for generators up to 25 kW; Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes; Indemnification requirements waived for government entities

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

On October 12th, 2015 the Hawaii PUC voted to end net metering in favor of 3 alternative options: a grid supply option, a self-supply option, and a time of use tariff. Customers with net energy metering application submitted before October 12th will have the option of continuing with net metering