Interconnection Guidelines (Nebraska)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
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|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Applicable Utilities||All utilities|
|External Disconnect Switch||Not addressed|
|Insurance Requirements||"Additional" liability insurance not required for systems that meet certain technical standards|
|Net Metering Required||Yes|
|System Capacity Limit||25 kW|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-05-19|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-06|
Nebraska enacted legislation in May 2009 (LB 436), establishing general rules for interconnecting and net metering systems that generate electricity. Nebraska's policy applies to systems that use solar, wind, methane, biomass, hydropower or geothermal resources to produce electricity and have a rated capacity of 25 kilowatts (kW) or less.
To be eligible, a facility must meet all applicable safety, performance, interconnection and reliability standards established by the National Electric Code and adopted by the State Electrical Board, the National Electric Safety Code, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The system must also be capable of automatically isolating itself from the electrical grid in the event of a power outage, but a utility-accessible external disconnect switch is not required.
Customers must request an inspection of their system from the State Electrical Division and provide documentation of the completed inspection to their utility before the system may be interconnected to the distribution grid. The utility must provide a bi-directional meter to the customer at no additional cost to the customer. The utility may not require a customer-generator to purchase additional liability insurance if all safety and interconnection requirements are met.
|Contact Name||Jerry Loos|
|Department||Nebraska Energy Office|
|Address||P.O. Box 95085|
|Address 2||1200 N Street, #110|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||R.R.S. 70-2001, et seq.|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.