Rocky Mountain Power - Net Metering (Idaho)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|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|
|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|
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.
|Contact Name||Customer Service - Rocky Mountain Power|
|Department||Rocky Mountain Power|
|Address||825 NE Multnomah|
|Phone 2||(800) 942-0266|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.