Net Metering Pilot Program - LG&E (Kentucky)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Kentucky

Name Net Metering Pilot Program - LG&E
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Credited to the following month
Applicable Utilities 10 kW (residents) and 25 kW (non-residents)

Net Excess Generation LGandE

System Capacity Limit 25 participants

Date added to DSIRE 2002-03-14
Last DSIRE Review 2005-05-17

References DSIRE[1]


On March 14, 2002, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order allowing Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) to offer net metering to qualified customers as part of a pilot program. Residents and businesses in KU or LG&E territory that install solar, wind or small hydro systems are eligible. Residential systems are limited to a maximum capacity of 10 kW, while systems for non-residential customers are limited to 25 kW. This is a pilot project effective for three years and is currently limited to 25 customers for each utility. Because this program requires a minimum one-year participation period, new customers are no longer being accepted.

Customers will not be paid for excess generation. If eligible customers generate more electricity during a billing period than is consumed, the excess generation will be carried forward to the next billing period.

Kentucky utilities are currently allowing public comment on developing their individual tariffs, which will be announced this winter. The pilot programs will last until their expirations, at which point the new tariffs will be effective.

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

Authority 1: KY PSC Case No. 2001-00303; 2001-00304
Date Effective 2002-03-15
Date Enacted 2002-03-14
Expiration Date 2005-03-14

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Joshua Bills
Department Kentucky Solar Partnership

Address 50 Lair Street

Place Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Zip/Postal Code 40456-9806
Phone (606) 256-0077


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


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