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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Utah

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  • A
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  • F
  • F
  • F
  • A
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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Waste Gas and Waste Heat Capture or Recovery, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

2 MW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential

Aggregate Capacity Limit

20% of 2007 peak demand for Rocky Mountain Power; 0.1% of utility's 2007 peak demand for co-ops

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill as retail rate for Rocky Mountain Power customers and at avoided-cost rate for co-ops; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing period

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Allowed at same or adjacent location

recommendations

  • Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity Allow net metering for shared or community systems

notes

Utah enacted legislation modifying the net metering law during 2014. Though the changes did not merit a revision to its score, they are nevertheless interesting. The changes removed the existing safe harbor clause, which prohibited additional charges on customer generators without prior Commission approval. In its place, the new law inserted language requiring the Commission to determine the costs and benefits of net metering to the utility and other customers, and to determine any new rate structure, charge, or credit on the basis of those costs and benefits. Thus the new law retains the previous protections, but provides greater detail on how the Commission should determine whether a new charge, or indeed, an additional credit, is warranted.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Waste Gas and Waste Heat Capture or Recovery, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

2 MW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential

Aggregate Capacity Limit

20% of 2007 peak demand for Rocky Mountain Power; 0.1% of utility's 2007 peak demand for co-ops

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill as retail rate for Rocky Mountain Power customers and at avoided-cost rate for co-ops; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing period

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Allowed at same or adjacent location

recommendations

  • Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity Allow net metering for shared or community systems

notes

Utah enacted legislation modifying the net metering law during 2014. Though the changes did not merit a revision to its score, they are nevertheless interesting. The changes removed the existing safe harbor clause, which prohibited additional charges on customer generators without prior Commission approval. In its place, the new law inserted language requiring the Commission to determine the costs and benefits of net metering to the utility and other customers, and to determine any new rate structure, charge, or credit on the basis of those costs and benefits. Thus the new law retains the previous protections, but provides greater detail on how the Commission should determine whether a new charge, or indeed, an additional credit, is warranted.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Hydrogen, Waste Gas and Waste Heat Capture and Recovery, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

20 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Utah enacted legislation modifying the net metering law during 2014. Though the changes did not merit a revision to its score, they are nevertheless interesting. The changes removed the existing safe harbor clause, which prohibited additional charges on customer generators without prior Commission approval. In its place, the new law inserted language requiring the Commission to determine the costs and benefits of net metering to the utility and other customers, and to determine any new rate structure, charge, or credit on the basis of those costs and benefits. Thus the new law retains the previous protections, but provides greater detail on how the Commission should determine whether a new charge, or indeed, an additional credit, is warranted.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, Hydrogen, Waste Gas and Waste Heat Capture and Recovery, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

20 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • N/A

notes

Utah enacted legislation modifying the net metering law during 2014. Though the changes did not merit a revision to its score, they are nevertheless interesting. The changes removed the existing safe harbor clause, which prohibited additional charges on customer generators without prior Commission approval. In its place, the new law inserted language requiring the Commission to determine the costs and benefits of net metering to the utility and other customers, and to determine any new rate structure, charge, or credit on the basis of those costs and benefits. Thus the new law retains the previous protections, but provides greater detail on how the Commission should determine whether a new charge, or indeed, an additional credit, is warranted.