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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Ohio

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  • B
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  • B
  • A
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  • A
  • A
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  • C
  • D
  • C
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  • B
  • A
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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, competitive retail electric service providers

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified (limit based on customer's load)

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at unbundled generation rate; customer may request refund of excess at end of 12-month billing period

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Credit Net Excess Generation at the retail rate and provide the option of indefinite rollover Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-sited generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees Specify that RECs belong to the customer

notes

In 2014, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) adopted revised net metering regulations. While the 2014 adoption did not contemplate any major changes to the states net metering program, it make several clarifying improvements to the state policy, including a revision of the definition of _customer-generatorî that solidifies the eligibility of third-party owned systems for net metering. In addition, the rule adoption provides that systems designed to produce no more than 120% of historic on-site load are eligible for net metering; that utilities are obligated to credit all customers, including those receiving service from a competitive retailer, for excess generation at their standard service offer (SSO) generation rate; and that the PUCO intends to open a future docket to consider virtual and aggregated net metering. Upon rehearing, the PUCO further clarified that the credit rate includes both the energy and capacity components of SSO rate.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, competitive retail electric service providers

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified (limit based on customer's load)

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at unbundled generation rate; customer may request refund of excess at end of 12-month billing period

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • Credit Net Excess Generation at the retail rate and provide the option of indefinite rollover Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-sited generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees Specify that RECs belong to the customer

notes

In 2014, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) adopted revised net metering regulations. While the 2014 adoption did not contemplate any major changes to the states net metering program, it make several clarifying improvements to the state policy, including a revision of the definition of _customer-generatorî that solidifies the eligibility of third-party owned systems for net metering. In addition, the rule adoption provides that systems designed to produce no more than 120% of historic on-site load are eligible for net metering; that utilities are obligated to credit all customers, including those receiving service from a competitive retailer, for excess generation at their standard service offer (SSO) generation rate; and that the PUCO intends to open a future docket to consider virtual and aggregated net metering. Upon rehearing, the PUCO further clarified that the credit rate includes both the energy and capacity components of SSO rate.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

20 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • Remove requirements for redundant external disconnect switch Expand interconnection procedures to all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops)

notes

In 2014, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) adopted revised net metering regulations. While the 2014 adoption did not contemplate any major changes to the states net metering program, it make several clarifying improvements to the state policy, including a revision of the definition of _customer-generatorî that solidifies the eligibility of third-party owned systems for net metering. In addition, the rule adoption provides that systems designed to produce no more than 120% of historic on-site load are eligible for net metering; that utilities are obligated to credit all customers, including those receiving service from a competitive retailer, for excess generation at their standard service offer (SSO) generation rate; and that the PUCO intends to open a future docket to consider virtual and aggregated net metering. Upon rehearing, the PUCO further clarified that the credit rate includes both the energy and capacity components of SSO rate.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

20 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Remove requirements for redundant external disconnect switch Expand interconnection procedures to all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops)

notes

In 2014, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) adopted revised net metering regulations. While the 2014 adoption did not contemplate any major changes to the states net metering program, it make several clarifying improvements to the state policy, including a revision of the definition of _customer-generatorî that solidifies the eligibility of third-party owned systems for net metering. In addition, the rule adoption provides that systems designed to produce no more than 120% of historic on-site load are eligible for net metering; that utilities are obligated to credit all customers, including those receiving service from a competitive retailer, for excess generation at their standard service offer (SSO) generation rate; and that the PUCO intends to open a future docket to consider virtual and aggregated net metering. Upon rehearing, the PUCO further clarified that the credit rate includes both the energy and capacity components of SSO rate.