CHELCO - Net Metering (Florida)
Last modified on May 23, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||CHELCO - Net Metering|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind|
|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|
|System Capacity Limit||No limit|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-09-05|
|Last DSIRE Review||2009-02-03|
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.
|Contact Name||Member Services - CHELCO|
|Department||Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc.|
|Address||1350 W. Baldwin Avenue|
|Place||DeFuniak Springs, Florida|
|Phone 2||(850) 892-2111|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.