Lincoln Electric System - Renewable Generation Rate (Nebraska)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Lincoln Electric System - Renewable Generation Rate|
|Incentive Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| 0.0995/kWh in summer|
0.0573/kWh in winter
|Eligible System Size||25 kW - 100 kW|
|Equipment Requirements|| Meet or exceed IEEE 1547 Standard|
Meet or exceed UL 1741 Standard
|Installation Requirements||Customer must supply a meter socket and a disconnect switch between the renewable generation/inverter and LES’ service drop and comply with all interconnection requirements. Proposed generation installation requires approval by the Nebraska Power Review Board and a review by LES for system adequacy.|
|Maximum Incentive||None specified|
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits||Not specified|
|Terms||Rate effective for 10 years from the year of installation, after which electricity generated will be purchased at Energy Payment rate|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Owners of renewable generation with a capacity between 25 kilowatts (kW) and 100 kW are allowed to parallel qualified facilities with Lincoln Electric System (LES) and sell energy to LES at the Renewable Generation Rate. Positive net energy delivered to the Customer in a billing period will immediately disqualify this service from continuing to receive this Renewable Generation Rate. Such disqualification will cause this service to be billed at the applicable retail rate and energy delivered to LES will be credited at the Small Power Production rate.
Customer billing, metering, connection, and distribution facilities charges totaling $40.25 per bill will apply; however, customer-generators may be eligible for a one-time capacity payment.
At the end of the billing period, LES will net the metered energy which was delivered to LES and the metered energy which was supplied by LES. The net energy delivered to LES in a billing period will be purchased by LES at the appropriate Renewable Generation Rate – Tier Energy Payment.
The Tier 1 Energy Payment is given above and will apply until total customer renewable energy generation on LES exceeds 1 megawatt (MW), at which point the offered rate will be 50% of the Tier 1 Energy Payment (i.e., “Tier 2”). Once total customer renewable energy generation on LES exceeds 2 MW, new renewable generation installed will be eligible for an Energy Payment equivalent to the representative renewable energy avoided cost (i.e., “Tier 3”).
|Contact Name||Customer Service|
|Department||Lincoln Electric System|
|Address||1040 O Street|
|Address 2||P.O Box 80869|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.