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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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

1% of utility's most recent peak summer load

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; carries over indefinitely

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Increase capacity to at least 5% of a utility’s peak demand Include all customer classes 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

Indianas net metering policy has generally been favorable since the IURC adopted new regulations that expanded the program in 2011. However, Indianas current policy does not address REC ownership, does not allow virtual net metering or community renewables, and only applies to customers who own and operate a generator, thereby not opening the door to third-party system ownership.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

1% of utility's most recent peak summer load

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; carries over indefinitely

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Increase capacity to at least 5% of a utility’s peak demand Include all customer classes 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

Indianas net metering policy has generally been favorable since the IURC adopted new regulations that expanded the program in 2011. However, Indianas current policy does not address REC ownership, does not allow virtual net metering or community renewables, and only applies to customers who own and operate a generator, thereby not opening the door to third-party system ownership.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, regulated municipal utilities, regulated electric cooperatives

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

  • Prohibit utility discretion for redundant external disconnect switch

notes

Indianas net metering policy has generally been favorable since the IURC adopted new regulations that expanded the program in 2011. However, Indianas current policy does not address REC ownership, does not allow virtual net metering or community renewables, and only applies to customers who own and operate a generator, thereby not opening the door to third-party system ownership.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, regulated municipal utilities, regulated electric cooperatives

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Prohibit utility discretion for redundant external disconnect switch

notes

Indianas net metering policy has generally been favorable since the IURC adopted new regulations that expanded the program in 2011. However, Indianas current policy does not address REC ownership, does not allow virtual net metering or community renewables, and only applies to customers who own and operate a generator, thereby not opening the door to third-party system ownership.