Net metering


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Net metering

A method of crediting customers for electricity that they generate onsite in excess of their own electricity consumption. If customers generate more than they use in a billing period, their electric meter turns backwards to indicate their net excess generation. Depending on individual state or utility rules, the net excess generation may be credited to their account, or carried over to a future billing period.
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Solar programs such as the Shams Dubai initiative rely on net metering to reward users by creating a balance between solar power generation and consumption.
Vulnerable groups are eligible for up to e1/42,700 for net metering installations.
70% of respondents feel that Governor Ige should ask one PUC Commissioner to resign after learning that the Commissioner applied to install a solar system, taking advantage of the existing net metering rules, before voting to eliminate net metering for future customers.
The government has made Net Metering Arrangement very simple to attract more and more consumers.
Our school system is achieving electricity savings through the use of aggregated net metering," said Perry Willis, Executive Director of Support Services, Cecil County Public Schools.
A study commissioned by the San Francisco-based Vote Solar Initiative, a solar industry trade group, tabs the benefit to Xcel from net metering at $13 million in Colorado.
We can actually do a net metering installation up to 500 kilowatts," said Johnson.
Net Metering enables customers to use their own generation to offset their consumption over a billing period by allowing their electric meters to turn backwards when they generate electricity in excess of their demand.
Most importantly, Oregon utilities are not required to pay for excess electricity generated by the customers under net metering, and net metering is only for electricity that is primarily generated to offset part or all of the customer's electricity use.
This year, NCSEA is working with the state legislature to create fair net metering and interconnection rules.
These standards include net metering, fuel efficiency, fuel diversity, time-sensitive retail rates and smart metering, and distributed generation (DG) interconnection procedures and policies.