Buyer's Guide 2024

Net Metering

Solar & Battery Regulation & Incentive Programs

Program Overview

Regulatory Policy
Program Type
Net Metering
Implementing Sector
Eligible Storage Technologies
Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines
Applicable Utilities
Investor-owned utilities, alternative retail electric suppliers
System Capacity Limit
2 MW
Aggregate Capacity Limit
5% of utility's peak demand in previous year
Net Excess Generation
Non-competitive customers: Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit at the retail rate; granted to utility at end of a 12-month billing cycle
Competitive customers: Credited to customer's next bill as a kWh credit at electricity provider's avoided cost of electricity supply over the monthly period
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits
Customer owns RECs
Meter Aggregation
Electricity providers must allow net metering for meter-aggregated customers within a single building as well as community-owned renewable projects.
Applicable Sectors
Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Start Date
Last Updated

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