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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Kentucky

BNet Metering DInterconnection
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  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
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  • N/A
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  • F
  • F
  • F
  • F
  • D
  • D
  • D
  • D
  • D

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Biogas, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops (except TVA distribution utilities)

System Capacity Limit

30 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

1% of utility's single-hour peak load during previous year

Net Excess Generation

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

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

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

notes

Kentucky’s net metering law was expanded in April 2008 to systems up to 30 kW and to a variety of renewable technologies (previously, only PV was allowed). The PSC issued net metering and interconnection rules in January 2009 as a result of this law. NEG is rolled-over to the next month’s bill with no apparent expiration. Electricity generated under a time-of-use tariff is credited at the rate that applies at the time that the electricity was generated. The PSC may limit the aggregate capacity of net metering to 1% of a utility’s single-hour peak load. Kentucky’s interconnection rules use a two-tiered approach to specify review criteria and the requirement of an external disconnect switch has been left up to each utility’s discretion. Additional liability insurance is not required for systems that meet certain technical standards.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Biogas, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops (except TVA distribution utilities)

System Capacity Limit

30 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

1% of utility's single-hour peak load during previous year

Net Excess Generation

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

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

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

notes

Kentucky’s net metering law was expanded in April 2008 to systems up to 30 kW and to a variety of renewable technologies (previously, only PV was allowed). The PSC issued net metering and interconnection rules in January 2009 as a result of this law. NEG is rolled-over to the next month’s bill with no apparent expiration. Electricity generated under a time-of-use tariff is credited at the rate that applies at the time that the electricity was generated. The PSC may limit the aggregate capacity of net metering to 1% of a utility’s single-hour peak load. Kentucky’s interconnection rules use a two-tiered approach to specify review criteria and the requirement of an external disconnect switch has been left up to each utility’s discretion. Additional liability insurance is not required for systems that meet certain technical standards.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops (except TVA distribution utilities)

System Capacity Limit

30 kW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

Standardized interconnection agreement adopted that applies to all utilities

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC’s model interconnection procedures

notes

Kentucky’s net metering law was expanded in April 2008 to systems up to 30 kW and to a variety of renewable technologies (previously, only PV was allowed). The PSC issued net metering and interconnection rules in January 2009 as a result of this law. NEG is rolled-over to the next month’s bill with no apparent expiration. Electricity generated under a time-of-use tariff is credited at the rate that applies at the time that the electricity was generated. The PSC may limit the aggregate capacity of net metering to 1% of a utility’s single-hour peak load. Kentucky’s interconnection rules use a two-tiered approach to specify review criteria and the requirement of an external disconnect switch has been left up to each utility’s discretion. Additional liability insurance is not required for systems that meet certain technical standards.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops (except TVA distribution utilities)

System Capacity Limit

30 kW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC’s model interconnection procedures

notes

Kentucky’s net metering law was expanded in April 2008 to systems up to 30 kW and to a variety of renewable technologies (previously, only PV was allowed). The PSC issued net metering and interconnection rules in January 2009 as a result of this law. NEG is rolled-over to the next month’s bill with no apparent expiration. Electricity generated under a time-of-use tariff is credited at the rate that applies at the time that the electricity was generated. The PSC may limit the aggregate capacity of net metering to 1% of a utility’s single-hour peak load. Kentucky’s interconnection rules use a two-tiered approach to specify review criteria and the requirement of an external disconnect switch has been left up to each utility’s discretion. Additional liability insurance is not required for systems that meet certain technical standards.