Murray City Power - Net Metering Pilot Program (Utah)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Murray City Power - Net Metering Pilot Program|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, General Public/Consumer, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||No limit specified|
|Applicable Utilities||Murray City Power|
|Meter Aggregation||Not addressed|
|Net Excess Generation||Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility each April|
|REC Ownership||Not addressed|
|System Capacity Limit||10 kW|
|Date added to DSIRE||2007-03-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-30|
Under a pilot program, Murray City Power offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using photovoltaic (PV), wind-electric or hydroelectric systems with a maximum capacity of 10 kilowatts (kW).* The utility will install and maintain a revenue meter capable of registering the bi-directional flow of electricity at the customer's facility. Any customer net excess generation (NEG) is carried over to the customer's next bill as a kilowatt-hour credit. Each April, any remaining NEG credits are granted to the utility.
The utility has developed a standard form interconnection agreement. Customers must provide all equipment necessary to meet applicable safety, power quality and interconnection requirements established by the National Electric Code (NEC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and any applicable local and state agencies, including any equipment deemed necessary by the utility expressly to accommodate the customer's request to qualify for net metering. Customers must obtain written approval from Murray City Power before interconnecting or activating an on-site generating system.
Net-metered customers must indemnify the utility and maintain general liability insurance for personal injury and property damage of at least $100,000 per occurrence. Furthermore, net-metered customers must "reimburse the City for any and all losses, damages, claims, penalties, or liability incurred by the City as a result of Customer's failure to obtain or maintain any governmental authorizations and permits required for construction and operation of the Customer's Electric Generation System or failure to maintain the Customer's Electric Generation System as required by law."
This program is currently available to customers on a trial basis. The program may be adjusted or discontinued by the Murray City Municipal Council for any reason, at any time without any obligation to existing participants.
* Utah enacted legislation in 2002 requiring all investor-owned electric utilities and cooperative utilities to offer net metering to their customers. However, the law does not apply to municipal utilities. Murray City Power offers net metering voluntarily.
|Contact Name||Energy Conservation|
|Department||Murray City Power|
|Address||171 West 4800 South|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Murray City Ordinance 06-13|
|Authority 2:||Murray City Net Metering Pilot Program Interconnection and Service Agreement|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.