San Antonio City Public Service - Distributed Generation Program (Texas)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Texas

Name San Antonio City Public Service - Distributed Generation Program
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Credited to customer's next bill at utility's seasonal avoided-cost rate
Applicable Utilities 25 kW

Net Excess Generation San Antonio City Public Service

System Capacity Limit None

Date added to DSIRE 2002-12-12
Last DSIRE Review 2007-04-02

References DSIRE[1]


Residential and commercial customers of San Antonio City Public Service (CPS) may net meter systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity that generate electricity using solar, hydro, wind, geothermal or biomass. Customers are awarded credit at the utility's avoided-cost rate for any net excess energy (NEG) generated during a billing cycle. The credit is applied to the customer's next bill. Customers must enter into a one-year contract that is extended automatically on an annual basis unless terminated by either party.

Customers must pay the costs of interconnection with CPS and system-protection facilities. Customers also must pay for any additional equipment (e.g., a distribution transformer, service line and/or meter) required for interconnection with the utility. All customer equipment (up to the service point) will be inspected by the utility to ensure compliance with relevant city codes.

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

Authority 1: Rider E5 - Customer-Owned Distributed Generation Renewable Energy ServiceApplication
Date Effective 2002

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Karma Nilsson
Department City Public Service

Address 7000 San Pedro

Place San Antonio, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78216-6208
Phone (210) 353-2815


  • 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)"