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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New Mexico

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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

80 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at avoided-cost rate or reconciled monthly at avoided-cost rate

REC Ownership

Utility owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Allow customers to retain RECs Credit net excess generation at the retail rate and provide the option of indefinite rollover Allow meter aggregation and net metering for shared or community systems

notes

While New Mexico's net metering policy scores fairly high in most categories, its overall score is significantly reduced because of a deduction it receives in one category: safe harbors for net metering customers. In this category, it received a 5-point deduction because it not only lacks a safe harbor clause, but has also permitted one utility (Southwestern Public Service) to impose a substantial standby charges on all distributed generation customers. The details of how the charge is determined are somewhat complicated, but the charge may ultimately range from 3-4 cents/kWh of energy produced by the system. In many months this may exceed the value of the customers monthly excess generation, which carries over at a relatively low avoided cost rate.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

80 MW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at avoided-cost rate or reconciled monthly at avoided-cost rate

REC Ownership

Utility owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Allow customers to retain RECs Credit net excess generation at the retail rate and provide the option of indefinite rollover Allow meter aggregation and net metering for shared or community systems

notes

While New Mexico's net metering policy scores fairly high in most categories, its overall score is significantly reduced because of a deduction it receives in one category: safe harbors for net metering customers. In this category, it received a 5-point deduction because it not only lacks a safe harbor clause, but has also permitted one utility (Southwestern Public Service) to impose a substantial standby charges on all distributed generation customers. The details of how the charge is determined are somewhat complicated, but the charge may ultimately range from 3-4 cents/kWh of energy produced by the system. In many months this may exceed the value of the customers monthly excess generation, which carries over at a relatively low avoided cost rate.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

80 MW

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; Standardized interconnection agreement adopted that applies to all utilities

recommendations

  • Prohibit requirements for a redundant external disconnect switch Prohibit requirements for additional insurance

notes

While New Mexico's net metering policy scores fairly high in most categories, its overall score is significantly reduced because of a deduction it receives in one category: safe harbors for net metering customers. In this category, it received a 5-point deduction because it not only lacks a safe harbor clause, but has also permitted one utility (Southwestern Public Service) to impose a substantial standby charges on all distributed generation customers. The details of how the charge is determined are somewhat complicated, but the charge may ultimately range from 3-4 cents/kWh of energy produced by the system. In many months this may exceed the value of the customers monthly excess generation, which carries over at a relatively low avoided cost rate.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

80 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Prohibit requirements for a redundant external disconnect switch Prohibit requirements for additional insurance

notes

While New Mexico's net metering policy scores fairly high in most categories, its overall score is significantly reduced because of a deduction it receives in one category: safe harbors for net metering customers. In this category, it received a 5-point deduction because it not only lacks a safe harbor clause, but has also permitted one utility (Southwestern Public Service) to impose a substantial standby charges on all distributed generation customers. The details of how the charge is determined are somewhat complicated, but the charge may ultimately range from 3-4 cents/kWh of energy produced by the system. In many months this may exceed the value of the customers monthly excess generation, which carries over at a relatively low avoided cost rate.