Guam - Net Metering (Guam)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Guam - Net Metering|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, Fuel Cells, Hydroelectric, Microturbines, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Small Wind, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||Not addressed|
|Applicable Utilities||Guam Power Authority|
|Meter Aggregation||Not addressed|
|Net Excess Generation||Determined by PUC|
|REC Ownership||Not addressed|
|System Capacity Limit|| Residential: 25 kW|
Non-residential: 100 kW
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-01-25|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-02-19|
Guam's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reviewed net metering and interconnection during a regular meeting in February 2009 (Docket 08-10). Please contact the Guam PUC for the results of that docket review.
In 2004, Guam enacted legislation requiring the Guam Power Authority (GPA) to allow net metering for customers with fuel cells, microturbines, wind energy, biomass, hydroelectric, solar energy or hybrid systems of these renewable energy technologies. In 2010, Guam amended net metering and raised the system capacity limits to 25 kilowatts (kW) for residential systems and 100 kW for non-residential systems.*
GPA must provide customer-generators with a bi-directional energy meter and may, at its own expense, install additional meters. GPA may not charge customer-generators any fees above and beyond those it charges to other customers in the same rate class that do not use a net-metered energy system.
Net-metered systems must meet all applicable safety and power quality standards established by the National Electric Code, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The utility may not require customer-generators whose systems meet these standards to meet further requirements, install additional controls or purchase supplemental liability insurance.
Customer-generators may be billed on a monthly basis, or with their written consent, on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual period. If a system has produced net excess generation at the end of the billing period the customer-generator is entitled to compensation at a rate to be determined by the Guam Public Utility Commission (PUC). The PUC was required to adopt rules to implement net metering within 120 days of the effective date of the authorizing legislation. As of April 2008, the PUC has not adopted rules for net metering but is considering them through their work on an Integrated Resource Plan.
* Note: the original net metering law system capacity limit was 25 kW, regardless of customer class.
|Contact Name||General Contact|
|Department||Guam Energy Office|
|Address||548 North Marine Corps Drive|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Guam Public Law 27-132|
|Authority 2:||Guam Public Law 30-141|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.