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

Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydrogen, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Landfill Gas, Tidal, Wave, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

100 MW

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit and carried forward indefinitely. Customer may elect to receive payment (at the utility's avoided cost rate) for any excess credit remaining at the end of an annual period.

REC Ownership

Customer-generator owns RECs. However, RECs associated with the net excess generation purchased by the utility at the end of an annual billing period may be claimed by the utility.

Meter Aggregation

Virtual net metering allowed.

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

In 2016, state law raised New Hampshire's net metering aggregate capacity limit from 50 MW to 100 MW. The bill also directed the Public Utilities Commission to initiate a proceeding to develop new alternative net metering tariffs. Legislation enacted in 2013 extended net metering for shared systems, allowing a customer to become a group host for the purpose of reducing or otherwise controlling the energy costs of a group of customers who do not generate their own electricity.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydrogen, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Landfill Gas, Tidal, Wave, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

100 MW

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit and carried forward indefinitely. Customer may elect to receive payment (at the utility's avoided cost rate) for any excess credit remaining at the end of an annual period.

REC Ownership

Customer-generator owns RECs. However, RECs associated with the net excess generation purchased by the utility at the end of an annual billing period may be claimed by the utility.

Meter Aggregation

Virtual net metering allowed.

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

In 2016, state law raised New Hampshire's net metering aggregate capacity limit from 50 MW to 100 MW. The bill also directed the Public Utilities Commission to initiate a proceeding to develop new alternative net metering tariffs. Legislation enacted in 2013 extended net metering for shared systems, allowing a customer to become a group host for the purpose of reducing or otherwise controlling the energy costs of a group of customers who do not generate their own electricity.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Biodiesel, Other Distributed Generation

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW for most renewables, 100 kW for wind

Standard Agreement

Establish tiers to accommodate different levels of complexity among system types and sizes

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • Establish timelines at or quicker than those outlined by the FERC

notes

In 2016, state law raised New Hampshire's net metering aggregate capacity limit from 50 MW to 100 MW. The bill also directed the Public Utilities Commission to initiate a proceeding to develop new alternative net metering tariffs. Legislation enacted in 2013 extended net metering for shared systems, allowing a customer to become a group host for the purpose of reducing or otherwise controlling the energy costs of a group of customers who do not generate their own electricity.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Biodiesel, Other Distributed Generation

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW for most renewables, 100 kW for wind

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Establish timelines at or quicker than those outlined by the FERC

notes

In 2016, state law raised New Hampshire's net metering aggregate capacity limit from 50 MW to 100 MW. The bill also directed the Public Utilities Commission to initiate a proceeding to develop new alternative net metering tariffs. Legislation enacted in 2013 extended net metering for shared systems, allowing a customer to become a group host for the purpose of reducing or otherwise controlling the energy costs of a group of customers who do not generate their own electricity.