Rocky Mountain Power - Net Metering (Idaho)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Idaho

Name Rocky Mountain Power - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Fuel Cells, Hydroelectric, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit 0.1% of utility's peak demand in 2002 (in Idaho)
Applicable Utilities Rocky Mountain Power

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate for residential and small commercial customers; credited at 85% of avoided-cost rate for all others

REC Ownership Not addressed

System Capacity Limit 100 kW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential and small commercial

Date added to DSIRE 2003-07-24
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-13

References DSIRE[1]


Idaho does not have a statewide net-metering policy. However, each of the state's three investor-owned utilities -- Avista Utilities, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power -- has a net-metering tariff on file with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The framework of the utilities' net-metering programs is similar, in that each utility: (1) offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, biomass or fuel cells; (2) limits net metering to 0.1% of its retail peak demand in a baseline year (2002 for Rocky Mountain Power); (3) limits residential systems to 25 kilowatts; and (4) restricts any single customer from generating more than 20% of such peak production. Rocky Mountain Power's net-metering tariff is Schedule 135.

For residential and small commercial customers, net excess generation (NEG) is credited at Rocky Mountain Power's retail rate and carried forward to the next month. For larger commercial and agricultural customers, NEG is credited at 85% of the monthly weighted average of the daily on-peak and off-peak Dow Jones Mid-C Index prices for non-firm energy and carried forward to the next month.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Rocky Mountain Power
Department Rocky Mountain Power

Address 825 NE Multnomah

Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97232
Phone (800) 222-4335
Phone 2 (800) 942-0266


  • 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)"