Applicable to: Cities & Utilities
To encourage users’ adoption of local electricity generation and storage that is interconnected and leveraged by the electricity system.
Cities and Utilities
Have in place an interconnection and net metering policy that meets following minimum conditions for the generation system’s type and size (1 point):
- Applicability to all renewable generation and energy storage technologies
- System capacity of 100 kW or more
Incorporate the following best practices for interconnection policies (1 point):
- Provisions for a fast-track, low-cost interconnection process for customers with generation capacity of 100 kW or less
- Defined timelines and an engineering fee structure for various stages of the process
- Identification of technical standards for interconnection of generation systems
Incorporate at least three of the following best practices for net metering policies (1 point):
- Monthly rollover of excess energy is permitted up to one year.
- Compensation is provided for excess energy at predefined, nonzero rates.
- Ownership of renewable energy certificates is offered to the customer.
- Third-party ownership and meter aggregation are permitted.
Publish the following (1 point):
- Average time for process completion
- Average cost of application • Prior case studies
Standard and Reference:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1547-2003, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems
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