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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Illinois

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  • A
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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, alternative retail electric suppliers

System Capacity Limit

2 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

5% of utility's peak demand in previous year

Net Excess Generation

Non-competitive customers: Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit at the retail rate; granted to utility at end of a 12-month billing cycle Competitive customers: Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit at electricity provider's avoided cost of electricity supply over the monthly period

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Electricity providers must allow net metering for meter-aggregated customers within a single building as well as community-owned renewable projects

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

llinois net metering law is among the more oddly constructed state policies in one primary way that has influenced how it has been graded for Freeing the Grid. Several pieces of legislation enacted during 2011 and 2012 resulted in the current statute, which in theory allows net metering for systems sized up to 2 MW, but in practice places considerably more restrictive limits on system size. As a result of the 2011 and 2012 legislation, net metering is only available to customers whose electric service had not been deemed competitive as of July 1, 2011. This includes all residential customers, but only includes non-residential customers with electric loads of up to 100 kW in the Commonwealth Edison service territory, and up to 150 kW in the Ameren utilities service territory. 2016 legislation made community solar and aggregated meters eligible for net metering. In 2016, the Illinois Commerce Commission issued an order making changes to the state's interconnection rules for distributed generation facilities.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, alternative retail electric suppliers

System Capacity Limit

2 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

5% of utility's peak demand in previous year

Net Excess Generation

Non-competitive customers: Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit at the retail rate; granted to utility at end of a 12-month billing cycle Competitive customers: Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit at electricity provider's avoided cost of electricity supply over the monthly period

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Electricity providers must allow net metering for meter-aggregated customers within a single building as well as community-owned renewable projects

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

llinois net metering law is among the more oddly constructed state policies in one primary way that has influenced how it has been graded for Freeing the Grid. Several pieces of legislation enacted during 2011 and 2012 resulted in the current statute, which in theory allows net metering for systems sized up to 2 MW, but in practice places considerably more restrictive limits on system size. As a result of the 2011 and 2012 legislation, net metering is only available to customers whose electric service had not been deemed competitive as of July 1, 2011. This includes all residential customers, but only includes non-residential customers with electric loads of up to 100 kW in the Commonwealth Edison service territory, and up to 150 kW in the Ameren utilities service territory. 2016 legislation made community solar and aggregated meters eligible for net metering. In 2016, the Illinois Commerce Commission issued an order making changes to the state's interconnection rules for distributed generation facilities.

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), 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, Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

llinois net metering law is among the more oddly constructed state policies in one primary way that has influenced how it has been graded for Freeing the Grid. Several pieces of legislation enacted during 2011 and 2012 resulted in the current statute, which in theory allows net metering for systems sized up to 2 MW, but in practice places considerably more restrictive limits on system size. As a result of the 2011 and 2012 legislation, net metering is only available to customers whose electric service had not been deemed competitive as of July 1, 2011. This includes all residential customers, but only includes non-residential customers with electric loads of up to 100 kW in the Commonwealth Edison service territory, and up to 150 kW in the Ameren utilities service territory. 2016 legislation made community solar and aggregated meters eligible for net metering. In 2016, the Illinois Commerce Commission issued an order making changes to the state's interconnection rules for distributed generation facilities.

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), 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, Agricultural, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

llinois net metering law is among the more oddly constructed state policies in one primary way that has influenced how it has been graded for Freeing the Grid. Several pieces of legislation enacted during 2011 and 2012 resulted in the current statute, which in theory allows net metering for systems sized up to 2 MW, but in practice places considerably more restrictive limits on system size. As a result of the 2011 and 2012 legislation, net metering is only available to customers whose electric service had not been deemed competitive as of July 1, 2011. This includes all residential customers, but only includes non-residential customers with electric loads of up to 100 kW in the Commonwealth Edison service territory, and up to 150 kW in the Ameren utilities service territory. 2016 legislation made community solar and aggregated meters eligible for net metering. In 2016, the Illinois Commerce Commission issued an order making changes to the state's interconnection rules for distributed generation facilities.