Washington City Power - Net Metering (Utah)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Utah
Name Washington City Power - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector General Public/Consumer
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit 1% of utility's most recent annual peak load
Applicable Utilities Washington City

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation Reconciled monthly at avoided-cost rate

REC Ownership Utility owns RECs

System Capacity Limit 10 kW

Website http://washingtoncity.org/power/forms/2013-03_Net_Metering_PolicyWashingtonUtah.pdf
Date added to DSIRE 2008-06-05
Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-18

References DSIRE[1]


Washington City adopted a net-metering program, including interconnection procedures, in January 2008.* Net metering is available to residential and commercial customers that generate electricity using photovoltaic (PV) systems or wind-energy systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. At the customer's expense, the municipal utility will provide a single, bidirectional meter to measure the in-flow and out-flow of electricity at the customer's home. Systems are restricted to being sized to provide no more than 120% of the historic maximum monthly energy consumption of the customer. Customers receive credit at the utility's avoided-cost rate for any net excess generation (NEG) at the end of a billing period. The utility takes ownership of all renewable-energy credits (RECs) and other renewable attributes associated with customer generation.

Net-metered systems must comply with the IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 technical standards, where applicable, and must be certified by the utility. The customer must install a manual disconnect switch. Washington City will inspect installations prior to interconnection. Washington City also maintains the right to inspect a customer's system anytime after the initial approval during reasonable hours and with reasonable prior notice. If the city finds the system to be in non-compliance, the city may require the system to be disconnected until compliance is achieved.

Note that Washington City offers a rebate of $1,000 per kW-DC for net-metered PV and wind-energy systems. The rebate is limited to $3,000 for residential systems and $10,000 for commercial systems. The minimum system capacity is 1 kW; the maximum system capacity is 10 kW.

* Utah enacted legislation in 2002 requiring all investor-owned electric utilities and cooperative utilities to offer net metering to their customers. However, the law does not apply to municipal utilities. Washington City offers net metering voluntarily.

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Incentive Contact

Contact Name Alysha Byington
Department Washington City
Address 111 N. 100 E
Place Washington, Utah
Zip/Postal Code 84780
Phone (435) 656-6329

Email abyington@washingtoncity.org
Website http://washingtoncity.org/services/index.php?sub=Power
Contact Name Kelly Carlson
Department Washington City
Address 111 N. 100 E
Place Washington, Utah
Zip/Postal Code 84780
Phone (435) 656-6320

Email kcarlson@washingtoncity.org
Website http://washingtoncity.org/services/index.php?sub=Power

  • 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)"