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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Vermont

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  • C
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  • A
  • A
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  • C
  • C
  • C
  • C
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  • B
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  • B

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

2.2 MW for military systems; 20 kW for micro-CHP; 500 kW for all other systems

Aggregate Capacity Limit

15% of utility's 1996 peak demand or peak demand during most recent calendar year (whichever is greater

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; excess credits not used within 12 months of generation granted to utility

REC Ownership

Customer retains RECs, has the option of voluntarily granting to utility

Meter Aggregation

Group net metering allowed

recommendations

  • Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees

notes

Vermont overhauled its net metering policy in 2014 by enacting H. 702, which includes several significant changes. H. 702 raised the states aggregate capacity limit for NEM (for the fifth time) from 4% to 15% of a utilitys peak demand, established a new methodology for calculating the value of NEG generated by customers participating in utility rate schedules with inclining block rates, and clarified that NEM customers own the RECs associated with the electricity they generate. However, Vermonts policy still limits individual system capacity to 500 kW (with a larger limit for systems serving military facilities), and it does not allow NEG credits to roll over indefinitely. Vermonts new NEM policy will be replaced on January 1, 2017 by new rules that the Vermont Public Service Board will develop, taking into consideration a long list of issues specified by statute. The new rules must be adopted by July 1, 2016.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

2.2 MW for military systems; 20 kW for micro-CHP; 500 kW for all other systems

Aggregate Capacity Limit

15% of utility's 1996 peak demand or peak demand during most recent calendar year (whichever is greater

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; excess credits not used within 12 months of generation granted to utility

REC Ownership

Customer retains RECs, has the option of voluntarily granting to utility

Meter Aggregation

Group net metering allowed

recommendations

  • Adopt safe harbor language to protect customer-generators from extra and/or unanticipated fees

notes

Vermont overhauled its net metering policy in 2014 by enacting H. 702, which includes several significant changes. H. 702 raised the states aggregate capacity limit for NEM (for the fifth time) from 4% to 15% of a utilitys peak demand, established a new methodology for calculating the value of NEG generated by customers participating in utility rate schedules with inclining block rates, and clarified that NEM customers own the RECs associated with the electricity they generate. However, Vermonts policy still limits individual system capacity to 500 kW (with a larger limit for systems serving military facilities), and it does not allow NEG credits to roll over indefinitely. Vermonts new NEM policy will be replaced on January 1, 2017 by new rules that the Vermont Public Service Board will develop, taking into consideration a long list of issues specified by statute. The new rules must be adopted by July 1, 2016.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Standardized interconnection agreement adopted that applies to all utilities

recommendations

  • Update interconnection procedures to incorporate the 2008 revisions to net metering Remove requirements for redundant external disconnect switch

notes

Vermont overhauled its net metering policy in 2014 by enacting H. 702, which includes several significant changes. H. 702 raised the states aggregate capacity limit for NEM (for the fifth time) from 4% to 15% of a utilitys peak demand, established a new methodology for calculating the value of NEG generated by customers participating in utility rate schedules with inclining block rates, and clarified that NEM customers own the RECs associated with the electricity they generate. However, Vermonts policy still limits individual system capacity to 500 kW (with a larger limit for systems serving military facilities), and it does not allow NEG credits to roll over indefinitely. Vermonts new NEM policy will be replaced on January 1, 2017 by new rules that the Vermont Public Service Board will develop, taking into consideration a long list of issues specified by statute. The new rules must be adopted by July 1, 2016.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

No limit specified

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Update interconnection procedures to incorporate the 2008 revisions to net metering Remove requirements for redundant external disconnect switch

notes

Vermont overhauled its net metering policy in 2014 by enacting H. 702, which includes several significant changes. H. 702 raised the states aggregate capacity limit for NEM (for the fifth time) from 4% to 15% of a utilitys peak demand, established a new methodology for calculating the value of NEG generated by customers participating in utility rate schedules with inclining block rates, and clarified that NEM customers own the RECs associated with the electricity they generate. However, Vermonts policy still limits individual system capacity to 500 kW (with a larger limit for systems serving military facilities), and it does not allow NEG credits to roll over indefinitely. Vermonts new NEM policy will be replaced on January 1, 2017 by new rules that the Vermont Public Service Board will develop, taking into consideration a long list of issues specified by statute. The new rules must be adopted by July 1, 2016.