Ashland Electric - Net Metering (Oregon)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Ashland Electric - Net Metering|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||No limit specified|
|Applicable Utilities||Ashland Electric|
|Meter Aggregation||Not addressed|
|Net Excess Generation||Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; reconciled at end of year in December at 1.25 times the highest residential rate block (1,000 kWh limit), after 1,000 kWh, purchased at wholesale rate|
|REC Ownership||Not addressed|
|System Capacity Limit||No limit specified|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-11-07|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In 1996, Ashland adopted a net-metering program that includes simple interconnection guidelines. The program encourages the adoption of renewable-energy systems by committing the city to purchase, at 1.25 times the highest residential rate block, up to 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of net excess generation (NEG) that remains at the end of the year in December from customers that generate electricity using small wind turbines or small solar-energy systems. Any NEG above 1,000 kWh is paid out at the wholesale rate. Prior to the year-end reconciliation, NEG rolls-over and is credited to the customer's next bill at the retail rate. This program goes beyond the state net metering requirements, as the state net metering law only requires NEG to be purchased at avoided cost or credited as a kilowatt-hour credit to the next month's billing period.
|Contact Name||Larry Giardina|
|Department||Ashland Electric Utilities Department|
|Address||20 East Main Street|
|Phone 2||(541) 552-2436|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.