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

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Waste Coal, Coal-Mine Methane, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

50 kW for Residential 3 MW for Non-residential 5 MW for micro-grid and emergency systems

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at full retail rate; reconciled annually at "price-to-compare"

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Virtual meter aggregation allowed

recommendations

  • Expand net metering to include all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops).

notes

On October 2016, the PA Public Service Commission (PUC) issued a second final rulemaking order amending net metering and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) regulations. Changes include clarifying provisions for meter aggregation, revisions to the interconnection rules and other minor amendments. The Pennsylvania net metering policy is one of the best in the country.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Waste Coal, Coal-Mine Methane, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

50 kW for Residential 3 MW for Non-residential 5 MW for micro-grid and emergency systems

Aggregate Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at full retail rate; reconciled annually at "price-to-compare"

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Virtual meter aggregation allowed

recommendations

  • Expand net metering to include all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops).

notes

On October 2016, the PA Public Service Commission (PUC) issued a second final rulemaking order amending net metering and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) regulations. Changes include clarifying provisions for meter aggregation, revisions to the interconnection rules and other minor amendments. The Pennsylvania net metering policy is one of the best in the country.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Landfill Gas, Wind (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

5 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 for customers of investor owned utilities. Expand interconnection procedures to all utilities (i.e., munis and co-ops)

notes

On October 2016, the PA Public Service Commission (PUC) issued a second final rulemaking order amending net metering and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) regulations. Changes include clarifying provisions for meter aggregation, revisions to the interconnection rules and other minor amendments. The Pennsylvania net metering policy is one of the best in the country.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Landfill Gas, Wind (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

5 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

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

notes

On October 2016, the PA Public Service Commission (PUC) issued a second final rulemaking order amending net metering and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (AEPS) regulations. Changes include clarifying provisions for meter aggregation, revisions to the interconnection rules and other minor amendments. The Pennsylvania net metering policy is one of the best in the country.