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

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

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (except Idaho Power)

System Capacity Limit

2 MW for non-residential & 25 kW for residential PGE and PacifiCorp customers; 25 kW for non-residential & 10 kW for residential muni, co-op and PUD customers

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified for PGE and PacifiCorp; 0.5% of utility's historic single-hour peak load for munis, co-ops, PUDs

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at utility's retail rate for IOU customers; varies for muni, co-op and PUD customers

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs (must be relinquished in exchange for Energy Trust incentives)

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Increase aggregate capacity for municipal utilities, electric co-ops and people’s utility districts to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs

notes

Oregons policy is favorable, but complex. There are different limits on eligible system capacity for residential and non-residential customers, as well as for customers of investor-owned utilities (excluding Idaho Power) and other types of utilities. Interestingly, for customers of investor-owned utilities, Oregons policy specifies that the value of any net excess generation remaining in a participating customers account will be donated to customers enrolled in the utility's low-income assistance programs. Oregons current policy does not support net metering for shared renewable-energy systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

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

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities (except Idaho Power)

System Capacity Limit

2 MW for non-residential & 25 kW for residential PGE and PacifiCorp customers; 25 kW for non-residential & 10 kW for residential muni, co-op and PUD customers

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified for PGE and PacifiCorp; 0.5% of utility's historic single-hour peak load for munis, co-ops, PUDs

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at utility's retail rate for IOU customers; varies for muni, co-op and PUD customers

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs (must be relinquished in exchange for Energy Trust incentives)

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Increase aggregate capacity for municipal utilities, electric co-ops and people’s utility districts to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs

notes

Oregons policy is favorable, but complex. There are different limits on eligible system capacity for residential and non-residential customers, as well as for customers of investor-owned utilities (excluding Idaho Power) and other types of utilities. Interestingly, for customers of investor-owned utilities, Oregons policy specifies that the value of any net excess generation remaining in a participating customers account will be donated to customers enrolled in the utility's low-income assistance programs. Oregons current policy does not support net metering for shared renewable-energy systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities (Idaho Power is exempt from interconnection procedures for net-metered systems)

System Capacity Limit

Greater than 20 MW for large generators; Up to 10 MW for small generators; 25 kW for residential net-metered; 2 MW for non-residential net-metered

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

  • Expand interconnection procedures to all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops)

notes

Oregons policy is favorable, but complex. There are different limits on eligible system capacity for residential and non-residential customers, as well as for customers of investor-owned utilities (excluding Idaho Power) and other types of utilities. Interestingly, for customers of investor-owned utilities, Oregons policy specifies that the value of any net excess generation remaining in a participating customers account will be donated to customers enrolled in the utility's low-income assistance programs. Oregons current policy does not support net metering for shared renewable-energy systems.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities (Idaho Power is exempt from interconnection procedures for net-metered systems)

System Capacity Limit

Greater than 20 MW for large generators; Up to 10 MW for small generators; 25 kW for residential net-metered; 2 MW for non-residential net-metered

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Expand interconnection procedures to all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops)

notes

Oregons policy is favorable, but complex. There are different limits on eligible system capacity for residential and non-residential customers, as well as for customers of investor-owned utilities (excluding Idaho Power) and other types of utilities. Interestingly, for customers of investor-owned utilities, Oregons policy specifies that the value of any net excess generation remaining in a participating customers account will be donated to customers enrolled in the utility's low-income assistance programs. Oregons current policy does not support net metering for shared renewable-energy systems.