CHELCO - Net Metering (Florida)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Florida

Name CHELCO - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Carried forward indefinitely as a kWh credit. Unused credit granted to utility if/when the customer discontinues net metering.
Applicable Utilities 10 kW

Net Excess Generation CHELCO

REC Ownership Yes

System Capacity Limit No limit

Date added to DSIRE 2008-09-05
Last DSIRE Review 2009-02-03

References DSIRE[1]


Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO), serving mainly Walton and Okaloosa counties in northwest Florida, offers net metering to residential and commercial customers with photovoltaic (PV) or wind energy systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is accomplished using a single, bidirectional meter, or by a second meter purchased by the customer.

Net excess generation (NEG) is carried forward indefinitely to the customer's following monthly bill as a kilowatt-hour (kWh) credit. Any unused credit will be granted to the utility in the event that the customer discontinues service under the net metering tariff. There is no limit on overall enrollment in CHELCO's net metering program.

Customers are required to have a general liability insurance policy for personal and property damage in the amount of at least $100,000. (A standard homeowner’s policy typically meets this requirement.) PV systems and inverters must meet relevant UL and IEEE standards. Systems must be installed in compliance with relevant IEEE standards and the National Electric Code.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Member Services - CHELCO
Department Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc.

Address 1350 W. Baldwin Avenue

Place DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32435
Phone (800) 342-0990
Phone 2 (850) 892-2111



  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"