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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West Virginia

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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

IOUs with more than 30,000 customers: 2 MW for industrial; 500 kW for commercial; 25 kW for residential. IOUs with fewer than 30,000 customers, municipal utilities and co-ops: 50 kW for commercial and industrial; 25 kW for residential.

Aggregate Capacity Limit

3% of peak demand during the previous year

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate with no annual true-up (perpetual rollover)

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Specify that customers retain RECS associated with net metering generation Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity

notes

West Virginia has rightly earned an A for its stellar net metering policy, which is user-friendly and accessible to distributed generation customers. It includes a relatively high limit for residential systems (25 kW) and allows systems up to 500 kW for commercial and 2 MW for industrial customers. Though its aggregate capacity limit is higher than its neighbors to the south, at 3%, the state could lift this arbitrary limit to pave the way for future deployment of NEM systems. Despite this strong net metering policy, however, net metering adoption is lower than many other states with A grades, likely due to the low electricity rates in West Virginia.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

IOUs with more than 30,000 customers: 2 MW for industrial; 500 kW for commercial; 25 kW for residential. IOUs with fewer than 30,000 customers, municipal utilities and co-ops: 50 kW for commercial and industrial; 25 kW for residential.

Aggregate Capacity Limit

3% of peak demand during the previous year

Net Excess Generation

Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate with no annual true-up (perpetual rollover)

REC Ownership

Not addressed

Meter Aggregation

Allowed

recommendations

  • Specify that customers retain RECS associated with net metering generation Increase limit on overall enrollment to at least 5% of utility’s peak capacity

notes

West Virginia has rightly earned an A for its stellar net metering policy, which is user-friendly and accessible to distributed generation customers. It includes a relatively high limit for residential systems (25 kW) and allows systems up to 500 kW for commercial and 2 MW for industrial customers. Though its aggregate capacity limit is higher than its neighbors to the south, at 3%, the state could lift this arbitrary limit to pave the way for future deployment of NEM systems. Despite this strong net metering policy, however, net metering adoption is lower than many other states with A grades, likely due to the low electricity rates in West Virginia.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

2 MW

Standard Agreement

N/A

Insurance Requirements

N/A

External Disconnect Switch

N/A

Net Metering Required

N/A

recommendations

  • Remove system capacity limit

notes

West Virginia has rightly earned an A for its stellar net metering policy, which is user-friendly and accessible to distributed generation customers. It includes a relatively high limit for residential systems (25 kW) and allows systems up to 500 kW for commercial and 2 MW for industrial customers. Though its aggregate capacity limit is higher than its neighbors to the south, at 3%, the state could lift this arbitrary limit to pave the way for future deployment of NEM systems. Despite this strong net metering policy, however, net metering adoption is lower than many other states with A grades, likely due to the low electricity rates in West Virginia.

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Applicable Utilities

All utilities

System Capacity Limit

2 MW

Bonus

N/A

recommendations

  • Remove system capacity limit

notes

West Virginia has rightly earned an A for its stellar net metering policy, which is user-friendly and accessible to distributed generation customers. It includes a relatively high limit for residential systems (25 kW) and allows systems up to 500 kW for commercial and 2 MW for industrial customers. Though its aggregate capacity limit is higher than its neighbors to the south, at 3%, the state could lift this arbitrary limit to pave the way for future deployment of NEM systems. Despite this strong net metering policy, however, net metering adoption is lower than many other states with A grades, likely due to the low electricity rates in West Virginia.