Net Metering in Georgia

Net Metering

Only 30 ft tall kicks in at 6mph and at 12mph produces 36kw enough to power 30 average homes

Last Updated September 1, 2015

Program Overview

    • Implementing Sector:

      State

    • Category:

      Regulatory Policy

    • State:

      Georgia

    • Incentive Type:

      Net Metering

    • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

      Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Wind (Small), Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

    • Applicable Sectors:

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

    • Applicable Utilities:

      All utilities

    • System Capacity Limit:

      10 kW for residential
      125% of demand for commercial

    • Aggregate Capacity Limit:

      0.2% of utility’s peak demand during previous year

    • Net Excess Generation:

      Credited to customer’s next bill at a predetermined rate filed with the PSC.

    • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:

      Not addressed

    • Meter Aggregation:

      Not addressed

Summary

Note: On May 12, 2015 Georgia’s governor signed House Bill 57 which allows residential and commercial customers to enter into third party financing deals for solar systems.

Georgia Power does not offer a net energy metering tariff. Net energy metering tariffs filed by cooperatives are recorded in Docket # 31536 on the Georgia Public Service Commission’s website. Customers should contact their utility to see if it offers net metering.

The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act of 2001 allows but does not require net energy metering to be adopted by utilities. The law requires all utilities — investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities and electric cooperatives — to offer bidirectional or single directional metering to customer generators, depending on how the customer’s facility is connected to the grid. Eligible technologies include photovoltaic (PV) systems, fuel cells and wind turbines up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity for residential applications, and systems up to 100 kW for commercial applications. The aggregate capacity of such systems is limited to 0.2% of a utility’s system peak demand from the previous year.

Systems connected on the customer’s side of the meter use a bi-directional meter, and any net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer’s next bill at a predetermined rate filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission (this is currently the Solar Avoided Cost for Georgia Power) . Alternatively, a customer may choose to sell all electricity from a system (rather than using the electricity generated by the system) by connecting ahead of the meter.

HB 57 allows residential and commercial customers to work with third parties to install, operate, lease, and/or finance solar systems. The limit for residential customers is 10 kW and the limit for commercial customers is 125% of the actual or expected peak demand of the premises. All systems must meet applicable safety, power quality, and interconnection requirements. Commercial systems above 100 kW and residential systems above 10 kW are not explicitly prohibited at this time but may be subject to additional compliance requirements.

Authorities

    • Date Enacted:
      04/28/2001

    • Effective Date:
      06/01/2002

Contact

  • Organization:

    Georgia Public Service Commission

  • Address:

    244 Washington Street, S.W.
    Atlanta, GA 30334-5701

  • Phone:

    (404) 651-5958

  • E-Mail:

  • Organization:

    Georgia Public Service Commission

  • Address:

    244 Washington Street, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30334

  • Phone:

    (404) 463-4249

  • E-Mail:

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  • 09/01/2015 by Ethan Case

    Updated entry.

Net Metering in Washington

Net Metering

Only 30 ft tall kicks in at 6mph and at 12mph produces 36kw enough to power 30 average homes

Last Updated December 1, 2015

Program Overview

    • Implementing Sector:

      State

    • Category:

      Regulatory Policy

    • State:

      Washington

    • Incentive Type:

      Net Metering

    • Utilities:

      Alder Mutual Light Co, Inc, PUD No 1 of Benton County, Benton Rural Electric Assn, Big Bend Electric Coop, Inc, City of Blaine, City of Centralia, PUD No 1 of Chelan County, City of Cheney, City of Chewelah, PUD No 1 of Clallam County, PUD No 1 of Clark County, Clearwater Power Company, Columbia Rural Elec Assn, Inc, City of Coulee Dam, PUD No 1 of Cowlitz County, PUD No 1 of Douglas County, City of East Point, Town of Eatonville, Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light Co, City of Ellensburg, PUD No 1 of Ferry County, PUD No 1 of Franklin County, PUD No 1 of Grays Harbor Cnty, Inland Power & Light Company, PUD No 1 of Kittitas County, PUD No 1 of Klickitat County, Kootenai Electric Coop Inc, Lakeview Light & Power, PUD No 1 of Lewis County, City of McCleary, City of Milton, Modern Electric Water Company, Nespelem Valley Elec Coop, Inc, Northern Lights, Inc, Ohop Mutual Light Company, Inc, PUD No 1 of Okanogan County, Okanogan County Elec Coop, Inc, Orcas Power & Light Coop, Public Utility District No 2, PacifiCorp, Parkland Light & Water Company, PUD No 2 of Grant County, PUD No 1 of Pend Oreille Cnty, Peninsula Light Company, PUD No 1 of Asotin County, Port Angeles City of, Public Utility District No 1, PUD No 3 of Mason County, Puget Sound Energy Inc, City of Richland, Town of Ruston, Seattle City of, PUD No 1 of Skamania Co, Snohomish County PUD No 1, Town of Steilacoom, City of Sumas, Tacoma City of, Tanner Electric Coop, Vera Irrigation District #15, Avista Corp, PUD No 1 of Mason County, PUD No 1 of Whatcom County, Cashmere Light Dept.

    • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

      Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

    • Applicable Sectors:

      Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Low Income Residential, Institutional

    • 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 period

    • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:

      Not specified

    • Meter Aggregation:

      Allowed (up to 100 kW)

Summary

Washington’s net-metering law applies to systems up to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydro, biogas from animal waste, fuel cells, or combined heat and power technologies. All customer classes are eligible, and all utilities — including municipal utilities and electric cooperatives — must offer net metering.

Net metering is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the cumulative generating capacity of net-metered systems equals 0.5% of a utility’s peak demand during 1996.* At least one-half of the utility’s available aggregate net metering capacity is reserved for systems generating electricity using renewable energy.

Although the utility must provide a single, bi-directional meter, the customer must provide the current transformer enclosure (if required), the meter socket or sockets, and junction box. Net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer’s next bill at the utility’s retail rate. However, on April 30 of each calendar year, any remaining NEG is surrendered to the utility without compensation to the customer. Meter aggregation, the combination of readings from and billings for all meters on property owned or leased by a customer within a single utility’s service territory, is provided at a customer’s request. (Meter aggregation is limited to 100 kW per customer.) The electricity produced by a meter-aggregated customer is first used to offset electricity provided by the utility to that customer; any excess kilowatt-hours from a billing period will be credited equally to the customer’s remaining meters.

Net-metered systems must include all equipment necessary to meet applicable safety, power quality and interconnection requirements established by the National Electric Code, the National Electric Safety Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Utilities may not require net-metered customers to comply with additional safety or performance standards, or to purchase additional liability insurance. Utilities also may not charge customers any additional standby, capacity, interconnection, or other fee or charge without approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC). Utilities are not liable for damage caused by net-metered systems.

Taking advantage of Washington’s Renewable Energy Production Incentives does not reduce or impact savings achieved through net metering. However, utilities may require separate metering for production, and customers must pay all costs associated with the installation of production metering. While the ownership of renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with generation is not specified in the state’s net-metering law, the production incentive law states that customer-generators retain ownership of RECs.

*The aggregate capacity limit was 0.25% in previous years, and increased to 0.5% on January 1, 2014.

Authorities

    • Date Enacted:
      1998

Contact

  • Phil Lou

  • Organization:

    Washington State University

  • Address:

    PO Box 43165
    Olympia, WA 98504-3165

  • Phone:

    (360) 956-2132

  • E-Mail:

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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.