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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  • F
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  • C
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  • D
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  • D

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

N/A

Applicable Sectors

N/A

Applicable Utilities

N/A

System Capacity Limit

N/A

Aggregate Capacity Limit

N/A

Net Excess Generation

N/A

REC Ownership

N/A

Meter Aggregation

N/A

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC’s model net metering rules

notes

For most electric customers throughout the state, net metering as the term is traditionally defined, remains unavailable. However, in accordance with a state law adopted in 2010 and rule revisions adopted in 2014, net metering is available within the service territory of El Paso Electric (EPE) for renewable energy generation facilities of 50 kW or less, and for master metered apartment homes occupied by low-income residents. For apartment homes, the facility must produce at least 50% of annual electricity needs of the site, and all systems must be sized so as not to generate electricity in excess of on-site needs. For eligible customers, net metering is implemented using a single meter that can roll forwards and backwards. Net excess generation during a billing period is purchased at the utilitys avoided cost rate, but is carried forward as a credit when it does not exceed $50. For reference, EPE serves roughly 300,000 customers, or 2.5% of electric customers in the state.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

N/A

Applicable Sectors

N/A

Applicable Utilities

N/A

System Capacity Limit

N/A

Aggregate Capacity Limit

N/A

Net Excess Generation

N/A

REC Ownership

N/A

Meter Aggregation

N/A

recommendations

  • The state should adopt IREC’s model net metering rules

notes

For most electric customers throughout the state, net metering as the term is traditionally defined, remains unavailable. However, in accordance with a state law adopted in 2010 and rule revisions adopted in 2014, net metering is available within the service territory of El Paso Electric (EPE) for renewable energy generation facilities of 50 kW or less, and for master metered apartment homes occupied by low-income residents. For apartment homes, the facility must produce at least 50% of annual electricity needs of the site, and all systems must be sized so as not to generate electricity in excess of on-site needs. For eligible customers, net metering is implemented using a single meter that can roll forwards and backwards. Net excess generation during a billing period is purchased at the utilitys avoided cost rate, but is carried forward as a credit when it does not exceed $50. For reference, EPE serves roughly 300,000 customers, or 2.5% of electric customers in the state.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Reciprocating Engines, Turbines, Storage , Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

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

notes

For most electric customers throughout the state, net metering as the term is traditionally defined, remains unavailable. However, in accordance with a state law adopted in 2010 and rule revisions adopted in 2014, net metering is available within the service territory of El Paso Electric (EPE) for renewable energy generation facilities of 50 kW or less, and for master metered apartment homes occupied by low-income residents. For apartment homes, the facility must produce at least 50% of annual electricity needs of the site, and all systems must be sized so as not to generate electricity in excess of on-site needs. For eligible customers, net metering is implemented using a single meter that can roll forwards and backwards. Net excess generation during a billing period is purchased at the utilitys avoided cost rate, but is carried forward as a credit when it does not exceed $50. For reference, EPE serves roughly 300,000 customers, or 2.5% of electric customers in the state.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Reciprocating Engines, Turbines, Storage , Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities

System Capacity Limit

10 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

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

notes

For most electric customers throughout the state, net metering as the term is traditionally defined, remains unavailable. However, in accordance with a state law adopted in 2010 and rule revisions adopted in 2014, net metering is available within the service territory of El Paso Electric (EPE) for renewable energy generation facilities of 50 kW or less, and for master metered apartment homes occupied by low-income residents. For apartment homes, the facility must produce at least 50% of annual electricity needs of the site, and all systems must be sized so as not to generate electricity in excess of on-site needs. For eligible customers, net metering is implemented using a single meter that can roll forwards and backwards. Net excess generation during a billing period is purchased at the utilitys avoided cost rate, but is carried forward as a credit when it does not exceed $50. For reference, EPE serves roughly 300,000 customers, or 2.5% of electric customers in the state.