Grays Harbor PUD - Net Metering (Washington)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Washington

Name Grays Harbor PUD - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells, Hydroelectric, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit 0.25% of utility's 1996 peak demand (increases to 0.5% on 1/1/2014)
Applicable Utilities Grays Harbor

Meter Aggregation Allowed in certain circumstances
Net Excess Generation Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; reconciled annually at 50% of retail rate

REC Ownership Customer owns RECs

System Capacity Limit 100 kW

Date added to DSIRE 2002-10-10
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-06

References DSIRE[1]


Grays Harbor PUD's net-metering program differs slightly from what is required by Washington state law in that Grays Harbor PUD reimburses customers for net excess generation (NEG), at the end of each year, at 50% of the utility's retail rate. State law allows utilities to require customers to surrender NEG to the utility, without reimbursement, at the end of a 12-month billing cycle. Grays Harbor PUD has voluntarily gone beyond the state requirement in order to encourage customers to use renewable energy systems.

Washington's original net-metering law, which applies to all electric utilities, was enacted in 1998 and amended in 2006. Individual systems are limited to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the cumulative generating capacity of net-metered systems equals 0.25% of the utility’s peak demand during 1996. This limit will increase to 0.5% on January 1, 2014. At least one-half of the utility's 1996 peak demand available for net-metered systems is reserved for systems generating electricity using renewables.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kevin Howerton
Department Grays Harbor PUD

Address 2720 Sumner Ave.

Place Aberdeen, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98520
Phone (360) 538-6325


  • 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)"