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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Virginia
Additional Place applies to Danville
Name City of Danville - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Less than 1% of the utility's most recent peak load for all interconnected renewable energy generators
Applicable Utilities Danville Utilities

Meter Aggregation None addressed
Net Excess Generation A customer that would otherwise be a net metering customer shall receive no compensation for excess generation unless a power purchase agreement has been entered into with the utility.

REC Ownership Customer owns REC's. The utility is not obligated to purchase net metering RECs.

System Capacity Limit 10 kW residential and 500 kW non residential

Date added to DSIRE 2011-02-03
Last DSIRE Review 2012-06-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


For a renewable fuel generator with a capacity of 25 kilowatts (kW) or less, a notification form shall be submitted at least 30 days prior to the date the customer intends to interconnect their renewable fuel generator to the Utility's facilities. Renewable fuel generators with capacity over 25 kW are required to submit forms no later than 60 days prior to planned interconnection. The Utility will review and determine whether the requirements for Interconnection have been met. More information on this process may be found in the Danville Utility Commission's Electric Rate Schedule and Riders.

A customer may begin operation of their renewable energy generator once the conditions of interconnection have been met. These include:

   * Notification to utility of intent to interconnect
   * Installation of a lockable, utility accessible, load breaking manual disconnect switch
   * Certification of manual disconnect switch by a licensed electrician
   * Compliance with IEEE Standard 1547, Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems, certified by vendor
   * Utility inspection of static and nonstatic inverter-connected renewable fuel generators
   * Requirements specific to systems generating over 25kW are held to further requirements available in the Electric Rate Schedule and Riders

Interconnection of a net metering system will not be allowed if installation will cause the total generated AC current capacity of all interconnected renewable energy generators within the utility service to exceed 1.0% of the most recent peak load.

Renewable fuel generators with a rated capacity less than 10kW shall maintain homeowners, commercial, or other insurance providing coverage in the amount of at least $100,000 for the liability of the insured against loss arising out of the use of a renewable fuel generator, and for a renewable fuel generator with a rated capacity exceeding 10kW such coverage shall be in the amount of at least $300,000.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1 Danville Ordinance No. 2010-12.04

Date Enacted 2010-11-22

Authority 2: Danville Utilities Electric Rate Schedule and Riders
Date Effective 2011-01-01

  • 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)"