Delta-Montrose Electric Association - Net Metering (Colorado)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Colorado

Name Delta-Montrose Electric Association - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Credited to the member after every billing cycle
Applicable Utilities The lesser of: the nameplate rating of the transformer serving the member’s meter, or the maximum measured demand of the customer in the previous 12 months, or 25 kW.




















REC Ownership Yes








System Capacity Limit 1 megawatt













Website http://www.dmea.com
Date added to DSIRE 2003-03-03
Last DSIRE Review 2007-10-01



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), an electric cooperative utility, offers net metering* to residential and commercial customers who generate electricity using wind, biomass, solar or hydroelectric resources. A system is eligible if its total capacity does not exceed the nameplate rating of the transformer serving the member’s meter, the maximum measured demand of the customer in the previous 12 months, or 25 kW. Net metering is accomplished by using a single, bi-direction meter that measures kilowatt-hour usage and production. Net metering is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the rated generating capacity owned and operated by eligible customer-generators in DMEA's service territory reaches 1,000 kilowatts (equal to 1 megawatt).

* DMEA offers "true" net metering to its customers. In 2002, Colorado enacted legislation (C.R.S. 40-9.5-304 et seq.) requiring the state's electric cooperatives to offer "net metering" to customers. However, the term "net metering" is a misnomer in this particular law. Under the law, customers receive a lower rate (the utility's avoided-cost) for all electricity generated, while customers must pay the full retail rate for all electricity they purchase from utilities. This practice, commonly known as "dual metering," is much less favorable to customer-generators than "true" net metering.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Tom Polikalas
Department Delta-Montrose Electric Association

Address P.O. Box 910

Place Montrose, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81402-0910
Phone (970) 240-1245


Email tpolikalas@dmea.com
Website http://www.dmea.com
     
     

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

References

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