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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Michigan

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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, alternative electric suppliers

System Capacity Limit

150 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

0.75% of utility's peak load during previous year

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate for systems 20 kW or less; credited to customer's next bill at power supply component of retail rate for larger systems. 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 aggregate capacity to 5% of peak load

notes

Michigan's policy is complex, allowing true net metering for systems up to 20 kW and modified net metering for larger systems. The billing and credit mechanisms are favorable under true net metering but much less favorable for larger systems. Generators larger than 150 kW are subject to utility standby charges. Michigans net-metering statute authorizes an application fee of up to $100 and indicates that the program shall be designed for a period of not less than 10 years, implying that the program could be phased out within a few years.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, alternative electric suppliers

System Capacity Limit

150 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

0.75% of utility's peak load during previous year

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate for systems 20 kW or less; credited to customer's next bill at power supply component of retail rate for larger systems. 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 aggregate capacity to 5% of peak load

notes

Michigan's policy is complex, allowing true net metering for systems up to 20 kW and modified net metering for larger systems. The billing and credit mechanisms are favorable under true net metering but much less favorable for larger systems. Generators larger than 150 kW are subject to utility standby charges. Michigans net-metering statute authorizes an application fee of up to $100 and indicates that the program shall be designed for a period of not less than 10 years, implying that the program could be phased out within a few years.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

Insurance Waived for Generators up to 25 kW; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes

recommendations

  • Remove requirement for additional insurance

notes

Michigan's policy is complex, allowing true net metering for systems up to 20 kW and modified net metering for larger systems. The billing and credit mechanisms are favorable under true net metering but much less favorable for larger systems. Generators larger than 150 kW are subject to utility standby charges. Michigans net-metering statute authorizes an application fee of up to $100 and indicates that the program shall be designed for a period of not less than 10 years, implying that the program could be phased out within a few years.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Remove requirement for additional insurance

notes

Michigan's policy is complex, allowing true net metering for systems up to 20 kW and modified net metering for larger systems. The billing and credit mechanisms are favorable under true net metering but much less favorable for larger systems. Generators larger than 150 kW are subject to utility standby charges. Michigans net-metering statute authorizes an application fee of up to $100 and indicates that the program shall be designed for a period of not less than 10 years, implying that the program could be phased out within a few years.