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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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

100 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

0.5% of utility's 1996 peak demand

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity

notes

Washingtons net-metering policy is straightforward. Although Washingtons policy sets relatively low limits on individual system capacity (100 kW) and aggregate capacity (0.5% of a utilitys peak demand), it includes favorable _safe harborî provisions, explicitly allows meter aggregation and allows for theparticipation of third-party owned systems. . REC ownership is not directly addressed for net-metered systems (although it is addressed for certain other renewable-energy systems).

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

100 kW

Aggregate Capacity Limit

0.5% of utility's 1996 peak demand

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

REC Ownership

Customer owns RECs

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Remove system size limitations to allow customers to meet all on-site energy needs Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity

notes

Washingtons net-metering policy is straightforward. Although Washingtons policy sets relatively low limits on individual system capacity (100 kW) and aggregate capacity (0.5% of a utilitys peak demand), it includes favorable _safe harborî provisions, explicitly allows meter aggregation and allows for theparticipation of third-party owned systems. . REC ownership is not directly addressed for net-metered systems (although it is addressed for certain other renewable-energy systems).

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Microturbines, 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

20 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

Applications and agreements accepted electronically; Insurance Waived for Generators up to 25 kW; External disconnect switch requirements waived for inverter-based generators up to at l0 kW; Dispute resolution process adopted to address dispute

recommendations

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

notes

Washingtons net-metering policy is straightforward. Although Washingtons policy sets relatively low limits on individual system capacity (100 kW) and aggregate capacity (0.5% of a utilitys peak demand), it includes favorable _safe harborî provisions, explicitly allows meter aggregation and allows for theparticipation of third-party owned systems. . REC ownership is not directly addressed for net-metered systems (although it is addressed for certain other renewable-energy systems).

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Microturbines, 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

20 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

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

notes

Washingtons net-metering policy is straightforward. Although Washingtons policy sets relatively low limits on individual system capacity (100 kW) and aggregate capacity (0.5% of a utilitys peak demand), it includes favorable _safe harborî provisions, explicitly allows meter aggregation and allows for theparticipation of third-party owned systems. . REC ownership is not directly addressed for net-metered systems (although it is addressed for certain other renewable-energy systems).