Interconnection Guidelines (Nebraska)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Nebraska
Name Interconnection Guidelines
Incentive Type Interconnection
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
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





Standard Agreement No
System Capacity Limit 25 kW








Date added to DSIRE 2009-05-19
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-06


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

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.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jerry Loos
Department Nebraska Energy Office
Address P.O. Box 95085
Address 2 1200 N Street, #110
Place Lincoln, Nebraska
Zip/Postal Code 68509-5085
Phone (402) 471-2867


Email Jerry.Loos@nebraska.gov
Website http://www.neo.ne.gov/


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: R.R.S. 70-2001, et seq.
Date Effective 2009-05-13
Date Enacted 2009-05-13

















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"