Duke Energy - Net Metering (South Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Duke Energy - Net Metering|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||0.2% of utility's SC jurisdictional retail peak demand for previous calendar year|
|Applicable Utilities||Duke Energy|
|Meter Aggregation||Not addressed|
|Net Excess Generation||Credited to customer's next bill at applicable time-of-use rate or less; granted to utility annually on June 1|
|REC Ownership||Customer owns RECs until REC market emerges, at which point utilities own RECs|
|System Capacity Limit||100 kW for non-residential; 20 kW for residential|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-09-07|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-25|
In August 2009, the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued an  order mandating net metering be made available by the regulating utilities; the order incorporates a net metering settlement signed by the individual interveners, the Office of Regulatory Staff and the three investor-owned utilities (IOUs). The order detailed the terms of net metering, including the ownership of RECs in South Carolina and standardized the structure of net metering programs offered by the IOUs.
Net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer's next bill at the utility's retail rate, and then surrendered to the utility annually at the beginning of each summer season on June. Net-metered customers' on-peak generation (under the TOU tariff) may be used to offset off-peak consumption, but not vice versa. Significantly, these tariffs involve additional charges that do not apply to customers who do not net meter. Duke Energy requires net-metered customers to switch to a TOU tariff (which incorporates potentially high demand charges into its fee structure) or charges customers additional monthly fees, including stand-by charges.
Systems must comply with the South Carolina Standard for Interconnecting Small Generation 100 kW or less with Electric Power Systems (EPS). For more information, see the utility's program web site.
|Contact Name||Customer Service - Duke Energy|
|Address||PO Box 1090|
|Place||Charlotte, North Carolina|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.