Net Metering (Oklahoma)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Fed. Government, General Public/Consumer, Industrial, Local Government, Residential, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||No limit specified|
|Applicable Utilities||Investor-owned utilities, regulated electric cooperatives|
|Meter Aggregation||Not addressed|
|Net Excess Generation||Credited to customer's next bill or granted to utility monthly (varies by utility)|
|REC Ownership||Not addressed|
|System Capacity Limit||100 kW or 25,000 kWh/year (whichever is less)|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2013-06-05|
Net metering has been available in Oklahoma since 1988 under Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Order 326195. The OCC's rules require investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives under the commission's jurisdiction* to file net-metering tariffs for customer-owned renewable-energy systems and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facilities up to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is available to all customer classes. There is no limit on the amount of aggregate net-metered capacity.
Utilities are not allowed to impose extra charges for customers signed up for net metering, nor are they allowed to require new liability insurance as a condition for interconnection. Utilities are also not required to purchase net excess generation (NEG) from customers. However, a customer may request that the utility purchase NEG. If the utility agrees, then NEG will be purchased at the utility's avoided-cost rate.
Systems must be installed and maintained in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC). An external disconnect switch is required.
- Click here for a list of cooperative utilities exempt from OCC regulation.
|Contact Name||Bob Vandewater|
|Department||Oklahoma Corporation Commission|
|Division||Public Utility Division|
|Address||2101 N. Lincoln Boulevard|
|Place||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Contact Name||Mike Bergey|
|Department||Bergey Wind Power Co.|
|Address||2001 Priestley Avenue|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||O.A.C. § 165:40-9|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.