Farmington Electric Utility System - Net Metering (New Mexico)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Additional Place applies to||City of Farmington, NM|
|Name||Farmington Electric Utility System - Net Metering|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Eligible Technologies||Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||No limit specified|
|Applicable Utilities||Farmington Electric|
|Meter Aggregation||Not addressed|
|Net Excess Generation||Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate. After 12-month cycle, customer may opt to roll over credit indefinitely or to receive payment for credit at a rate determined by utility.|
|REC Ownership||Not addressed|
|System Capacity Limit||10 kW|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-08-22|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-08-13|
Net metering rules developed by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) apply to the state's investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives. Municipal utilities, which are not regulated by the commission, are exempt from the PRC rules but authorized to develop their own net metering programs.
Farmington Electric, a municipal utility, offers net metering to residential customers with systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. This option is available for photovoltaic (PV), wind, hydro and other (unspecified) non-carbon-based fuels. Any customer net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer's next monthly bill at the utility's retail rate. Accounts are trued-up at the end of twelve calendar months. At this point, the customer has the option of either receiving a payment for any remaining NEG or carrying the credits forward.
|Contact Name||Net Metering Interconnection/New Service|
|Department||Farmington Electric Utility System|
|Address||101 N. Browning Parkway|
|Place||Farmington, New Mexico|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Net Metering Tariff and Interconnection Agreement|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.