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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Montana

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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

50 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

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

notes

Net metering in Montana is limited to customers of investor-owned utilities with systems up to 50 kW. Montanas policy does not address many issues related to net metering, including _safe harborî provisions, REC ownership or meter aggregation. Montana could improve its current policy be raising the individual cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

50 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

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

notes

Net metering in Montana is limited to customers of investor-owned utilities with systems up to 50 kW. Montanas policy does not address many issues related to net metering, including _safe harborî provisions, REC ownership or meter aggregation. Montana could improve its current policy be raising the individual cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

No restrictions on eligible technology

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Schools, Local Government, State Government

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Standard Agreement

Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes

recommendations

  • Prohibit the requirement of a redundant external disconnect switch Set standard interconnection fees and charges lower than FERC

notes

Net metering in Montana is limited to customers of investor-owned utilities with systems up to 50 kW. Montanas policy does not address many issues related to net metering, including _safe harborî provisions, REC ownership or meter aggregation. Montana could improve its current policy be raising the individual cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

No restrictions on eligible technology

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Schools, Local Government, State Government

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Prohibit the requirement of a redundant external disconnect switch Set standard interconnection fees and charges lower than FERC

notes

Net metering in Montana is limited to customers of investor-owned utilities with systems up to 50 kW. Montanas policy does not address many issues related to net metering, including _safe harborî provisions, REC ownership or meter aggregation. Montana could improve its current policy be raising the individual cap on net metering, and by allowing the indefinite rollover of kWh credits generated by net-metered systems.