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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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW for most renewables, 100 kW for wind, 30 kW for CHP

Aggregate Capacity Limit

50 MW, 2 MW for CHP

Net Excess Generation

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

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity

notes

New Hampshire has a solid net-metering policy, although systems over 100 kW are treated slightly less favorably than smaller systems. 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. New Hampshire could improve its policy by raising the aggregate capacity limit and by specifying that systems owned by third parties are eligible to participate.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

1 MW for most renewables, 100 kW for wind, 30 kW for CHP

Aggregate Capacity Limit

50 MW, 2 MW for CHP

Net Excess Generation

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

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity

notes

New Hampshire has a solid net-metering policy, although systems over 100 kW are treated slightly less favorably than smaller systems. 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. New Hampshire could improve its policy by raising the aggregate capacity limit and by specifying that systems owned by third parties are eligible to participate.

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

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

Insurance Waived for Generators up to 25 kW; External disconnect switch requirements waived for inverter-based generators up to at l0 kW; Dispute resolution process adopted to address disputes

recommendations

  • Establish tiers to accommodate different levels of complexity among system types and sizes Establish timelines at or quicker than those outlined by the FERC

notes

New Hampshire has a solid net-metering policy, although systems over 100 kW are treated slightly less favorably than smaller systems. 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. New Hampshire could improve its policy by raising the aggregate capacity limit and by specifying that systems owned by third parties are eligible to participate.

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 tiers to accommodate different levels of complexity among system types and sizes Establish timelines at or quicker than those outlined by the FERC

notes

New Hampshire has a solid net-metering policy, although systems over 100 kW are treated slightly less favorably than smaller systems. 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. New Hampshire could improve its policy by raising the aggregate capacity limit and by specifying that systems owned by third parties are eligible to participate.