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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Virginia

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  • D
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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

500 kW for non-residential (may be higher if a utility chooses); and 10 kW (20 kW with standby charges) for residential

Aggregate Capacity Limit

1% of utility's adjusted Virginia peak-load forecast for the previous year

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate. After 12-month cycle, customer may opt to roll over credit indefinitely or to receive payment at avoided-cost rate

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • The state should improve its safe harbor provisions

notes

Virginia gets a significant penalty in its net metering score from the customer charges the state has implemented. In 2011 the Virginia State Corporation Commission increased the system size cap to 20 kilowatts (kW) for residential facilities; however, those with a capacity of greater than 10 kW are now required to pay a monthly standby charge. Virginia gets added point though, as third-party-owned systems are eligible for net metering and renewable energy credits (RECs) are explicitly awarded to the customer-generator.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Institutional

Applicable Utilities

Investor-owned utilities, electric co-ops

System Capacity Limit

500 kW for non-residential (may be higher if a utility chooses); and 10 kW (20 kW with standby charges) for residential

Aggregate Capacity Limit

1% of utility's adjusted Virginia peak-load forecast for the previous year

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate. After 12-month cycle, customer may opt to roll over credit indefinitely or to receive payment at avoided-cost rate

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Not addressed

recommendations

  • The state should improve its safe harbor provisions

notes

Virginia gets a significant penalty in its net metering score from the customer charges the state has implemented. In 2011 the Virginia State Corporation Commission increased the system size cap to 20 kilowatts (kW) for residential facilities; however, those with a capacity of greater than 10 kW are now required to pay a monthly standby charge. Virginia gets added point though, as third-party-owned systems are eligible for net metering and renewable energy credits (RECs) are explicitly awarded to the customer-generator.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

20 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

Virginia gets a significant penalty in its net metering score from the customer charges the state has implemented. In 2011 the Virginia State Corporation Commission increased the system size cap to 20 kilowatts (kW) for residential facilities; however, those with a capacity of greater than 10 kW are now required to pay a monthly standby charge. Virginia gets added point though, as third-party-owned systems are eligible for net metering and renewable energy credits (RECs) are explicitly awarded to the customer-generator.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy

Applicable Sectors

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

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

20 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

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

notes

Virginia gets a significant penalty in its net metering score from the customer charges the state has implemented. In 2011 the Virginia State Corporation Commission increased the system size cap to 20 kilowatts (kW) for residential facilities; however, those with a capacity of greater than 10 kW are now required to pay a monthly standby charge. Virginia gets added point though, as third-party-owned systems are eligible for net metering and renewable energy credits (RECs) are explicitly awarded to the customer-generator.