Net Metering in Florida

Net Metering

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Last Updated November 9, 2015

Program Overview

    • Implementing Sector:

      State

    • Category:

      Regulatory Policy

    • State:

      Florida

    • Incentive Type:

      Net Metering

    • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

      Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydrogen, Combined Heat & Power, Tidal, Wave, Ocean Thermal, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

    • Applicable Sectors:

      Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Tribal Government, Agricultural, Institutional

    • Applicable Utilities:

      All Utilities

    • System Capacity Limit:

      2 MW

    • Aggregate Capacity Limit:

      No limit specified

    • Net Excess Generation:

      Credited to customer’s next bill at retail rate; excess reconciled annually at avoided-cost rate

    • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:

      Customer owns RECs

    • Meter Aggregation:

      Not allowed

Summary

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted rules for net metering and interconnection for renewable-energy systems up to 2 MW in capacity for investor owned utilities and also requires municipal utilities and electric cooperatives to offer net metering without stipulating standards. Net metering is available to customers who generate electricity using solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, biomass energy, ocean energy, hydrogen, waste heat or hydroelectric power.
Utilities must file annual reports with the Florida PSC indicating the number of customer-generators and the size, type and location of their renewable energy systems, the aggregate capacity of net-metered generation, the amount of energy delivered to and generated from interconnected customers, and the total energy payments made to interconnected customers. These reports are available here.

Net Excess Generation

Customer net excess generation (NEG) is carried forward at the utility’s retail rate (i.e., as a kilowatt-hour credit) to a customer’s next bill for up to 12 months. At the end of a 12-month billing period, the utility pays the customer for any remaining NEG at the utility’s avoided-cost rate.

Renewable Energy Credit Ownership
Renewable energy credits (RECs) are the property of the system owner, and customers may sell RECs back to the utility. There is no stated aggregate capacity limit for net-metered systems.

History

In June 2008, Florida enacted legislation (H.B. 7135) confirming that the PSC had the authority to adopt the March 2008 rules related to interconnection and net metering for investor-owned utilities.* In addition, H.B. 7135 required municipal utilities and electric cooperatives to “develop a standardized interconnection agreement and net metering program for customer-owned renewable generation” by July 1, 2009.** However, the law does not provide clear standards or define net metering for municipal utilities and electric cooperatives. Municipal utilities and electric cooperatives are required to file an annual report with the PSC detailing customer participation, although the PSC does not have direct authority over these utilities.

* While the PSC regulates investor-owned utilities, individual utilities have different forms for net metering and interconnection applications. Customers should visit their utility web site for more information and for appropriate net metering and interconnection application forms.** Prior to the enactment of H.B. 7135, several municipal and cooperative utilities — including Lakeland Electric, JEA and Orlando Utilities Commission — voluntarily offered net metering to their customers. For information on the current net metering programs offered by these utilities, see their web sites: JEA Net Metering, Orlando Utilities Commission Net Metering

. The full list of 47 municipal and cooperative utilities offering net metering are available on the PSC’s website.

Authorities

    • Date Enacted:
      3/4/2008

    • Effective Date:
      4/7/2008

    • Date Enacted:
      6/25/2008

    • Effective Date:
      7/01/2008

Contact

  • Organization:

    Florida Public Service Commission

  • Address:

    2540 Shumard Oak Blvd .
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0850

  • Phone:

    (850) 413-6600

Memos

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  • 11/09/2015 by Ethan Case

    Reviewed, no major changes.

36KW Wind Turbine, Power Produced Each Month

The charts below gives a rough estimate of the power produced each month by Change Wind Corporations 36KW Helical Wind Turbine, and by a rough estimate I mean, the wind changes daily and your not going to get a wind to blow steadily at 10mph for a whole month.

 The main reason for the chart is to show how much electricity can be produced each month which is a lot, and that’s in the present time, what will it be 5 years from now or 10-20 years from now.

The cost per kilo watt hour has risen 30% or more in much of the USA over the past 10 years, some places a lot more then 30% and costs will continue to rise as coal mines are shut down and demand continues to rise.

Take the numbers from the chart and add about 50% more to that total and that’s the amount of power Change Winds 36KW wind turbine will produce 10-15 years from now.