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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Louisiana

CNet Metering FInterconnection
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  • C
  • C
  • B
  • B
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  • C
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • B
  • C
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  • F
  • F
  • F
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  • F
  • F
  • F

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

Commercial and agricultural: 300 kW Residential: 25 kW Systems larger than 300 kW will be evaluated by the Public Service Commission on a case-by-case basis.

Aggregate Capacity Limit

0.5% of retail peak demand

Net Excess Generation

Net excess generation will be credited to the customer's next bill at retail rate and will be carried over indefinitely for customers who were interconnected before the utility reached its 0.5% of its retail peak load net metering cap. Customers who were interconnected after the utility reaches its net metering will be credited for the excess generation at the utility's avoided cost rate.

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Remove the aggregate participation limit Adopt safe harbor regulation to protect customer-sited generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees

notes

In 2016, the Public Service Commission adopted new net metering rules that clarify definition of excess generation and require utilities to continue accepting net metering applications after reaching net metering cap, but to compensate the excess generation at the utility's avoided cost. The most significant source of lost points for Louisiana came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, while increasing the size limit beyond 2 MW would have garnered 4 additional points. Further, the state lost 2 points by failing to specify that net metering customers retain ownership of the RECs produced by their system (receiving a -1 rather than a +1).

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

Commercial and agricultural: 300 kW Residential: 25 kW Systems larger than 300 kW will be evaluated by the Public Service Commission on a case-by-case basis.

Aggregate Capacity Limit

0.5% of retail peak demand

Net Excess Generation

Net excess generation will be credited to the customer's next bill at retail rate and will be carried over indefinitely for customers who were interconnected before the utility reached its 0.5% of its retail peak load net metering cap. Customers who were interconnected after the utility reaches its net metering will be credited for the excess generation at the utility's avoided cost rate.

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Remove the aggregate participation limit Adopt safe harbor regulation to protect customer-sited generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees

notes

In 2016, the Public Service Commission adopted new net metering rules that clarify definition of excess generation and require utilities to continue accepting net metering applications after reaching net metering cap, but to compensate the excess generation at the utility's avoided cost. The most significant source of lost points for Louisiana came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, while increasing the size limit beyond 2 MW would have garnered 4 additional points. Further, the state lost 2 points by failing to specify that net metering customers retain ownership of the RECs produced by their system (receiving a -1 rather than a +1).

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

N/A

Applicable Sectors

N/A

Applicable Utilities

N/A

System Capacity Limit

N/A

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC's model rules.

notes

In 2016, the Public Service Commission adopted new net metering rules that clarify definition of excess generation and require utilities to continue accepting net metering applications after reaching net metering cap, but to compensate the excess generation at the utility's avoided cost. The most significant source of lost points for Louisiana came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, while increasing the size limit beyond 2 MW would have garnered 4 additional points. Further, the state lost 2 points by failing to specify that net metering customers retain ownership of the RECs produced by their system (receiving a -1 rather than a +1).

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

N/A

Applicable Sectors

N/A

Applicable Utilities

N/A

System Capacity Limit

N/A

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC's model rules.

notes

In 2016, the Public Service Commission adopted new net metering rules that clarify definition of excess generation and require utilities to continue accepting net metering applications after reaching net metering cap, but to compensate the excess generation at the utility's avoided cost. The most significant source of lost points for Louisiana came in the system size limits category, where it scored a 1 out of a possible 5 points because it limits system size to 300 kW. If the state were to modify its policy to increase the maximum system size to larger than 500 kW, it would have received 2 additional points, while increasing the size limit beyond 2 MW would have garnered 4 additional points. Further, the state lost 2 points by failing to specify that net metering customers retain ownership of the RECs produced by their system (receiving a -1 rather than a +1).