Net Metering in Nebraska

Net Metering

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Last Updated June 23, 2015

Program Overview

    • Implementing Sector:

      State

    • Category:

      Regulatory Policy

    • State:

      Nebraska

    • Incentive Type:

      Net Metering

    • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

      Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Anaerobic Digestion

    • Applicable Sectors:

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

    • Applicable Utilities:

      All utilities

    • System Capacity Limit:

      25 kW

    • Aggregate Capacity Limit:

      1% of utility’s average monthly peak demand

    • Net Excess Generation:

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

    • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:

      Customer owns RECs

    • Meter Aggregation:

      Not allowed

Summary

In May 2009 Nebraska established statewide interconnection and net metering rules for all electric utilities in Nebraska (see L.B. 436).

Eligibility and Availability

Utilities are required to provide interconnection and net metering for a customer-generator’s “qualified facility,” which generates electricity from an energy source of solar, methane, wind, biomass, hydropower, or geothermal and has a rated capacity at or below 25 kilowatts (kW). Utilities are required to offer net metering until the aggregate generating capacity of all customer-generators equals 1% of the utility’s average monthly peak demand for that year. A utility may enter into other arrangements with customers desiring to install electric generating equipment and may also provide net metering to customer-generators having renewable generation units with a rated capacity above 25 kW.

For example, Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) allows owners of qualifying facilities that have a production capacity limit of 100 kW or less to either sell the entire electrical output of qualifying facilities to LES or use the electrical output of qualifying facilities to instantaneously supply all or a portion of their own load and sell the instantaneous surplus, if any, to LES.

Customer-generators retain all renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with the electricity their system generates.

Net Excess Generation

Any net excess generation (NEG) produced by the qualifying facility during the month will be credited at the utility’s avoided cost rate for that month and carried forward to the next billing period. Any credited NEG remaining at the end of an annualized period will be paid out to the customer-generator.

Consumer may be billed for the non-energy charges (including but not limited to the basic service, demand, and minimum billing charges) as set forth in the applicable standard rate schedule.

Resources

More information on utility net metering policies can be found at the following websites:

For utilities not listed here, please contact them directly for specific policies and procedures.

Authorities

    • Date Enacted:
      5/13/2009

    • Effective Date:
      5/13/2009

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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.