ComEd - Wind & Photovoltaic Generation Program (Illinois)
Last modified on September 25, 2013.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||ComEd - Wind and Photovoltaic Generation Program|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, All Other ComEd Retail Customers|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||Purchased monthly at utility's avoided-cost rate, plus an annual incentive payment|
|Applicable Utilities||40 kW|
|Net Excess Generation||ComEd|
|System Capacity Limit||0.1% of annual peak demand|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2008-04-01|
In April 2000, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), an investor-owned utility serving Chicago and surrounding areas, established a net-metering program for photovoltaic (PV) and wind-energy systems up to 40 kW. The program is available to all customer classes. The total installed capacity of all net-metered systems is limited to 0.1% of the utility's annual peak demand. ComEd installs a special dual-register meter for net-metered systems.
ComEd pays customer-generators, on a monthly basis, the utility's avoided costs for any net excess generation (NEG). In addition, in order to simulate the economics of net metering, ComEd makes an additional annual payment for the customer's total excess power added to ComEd's system during the year (up to the amount of power the customer took from ComEd during the year). Customers are paid at a rate representing the difference between the average avoided cost paid to the customer for NEG and the average retail rate paid by the customer for retail purchases during the year.
|Contact Name||Maryl Freestone|
|Address||ESO Tech. Services, 2nd Fl|
|Address 2||Three Lincoln Centre|
|Place||Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.