SCE&G - Net Metering (South Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||SCE&G - Net Metering|
|Incentive Type||Net Metering|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Biomass, Hydroelectric, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Aggregate Capacity Limit||0.2% of utility's SC jurisdictional retail peak demand for previous calendar year|
|Meter Aggregation||Not addressed|
|Net Excess Generation||Credited to customer's next bill at applicable time-of-use rate or less; granted to utility annually on June 1|
|REC Ownership||Customer owns RECs until REC market emerges, at which point utilities will own RECs|
|System Capacity Limit||100 kW for non-residential; 20 kW for residential|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-08-20|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-25|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In August 2009, the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued an order mandating net metering be made available by the regulated electric utilities; the order incorporates a net metering settlement signed by the individual interveners, the Office of Regulatory Staff and the three investor-owned utilities (IOUs). The order detailed the terms of net metering, including ownership of RECs, in South Carolina and standardized the structure of net metering programs offered by the IOUs.
South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) designed two net-metering options for its South Carolina customers. These options are available to SCE&G customers operating photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind turbines, biomass systems or small hydro-electric systems
Customer net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer's next bill at the utility's retail rate, and then surrendered to the utility annually on June 1st. Under one net-metering option, customers must switch to a time-of-use (TOU) tariff that incorporates potentially high demand charges into its fee structure. Under the second option, customers pay an additional monthly fee to net meter. These tariffs involve additional charges that do not apply to customers who do not net meter.
Systems must conform to the Standard for Interconnecting Small Generation 100 kW or Less with Electric Power Systems. For more information, see the utility's program web site.
|Contact Name||Customer Service - SCE&G|
|Place||Columbia, South Carolina|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.