Net Energy Metering Contracts

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 EL CENTRO – California Assembly Bill 920, passed in late 2009, expands the state’s net metering program, requiring utility companies to establish a standard contract, or tariff, by 2011 to compensate net energy metering customers for generating excess electricity produced by eligible solar or wind power systems. The law caps the energy derived from net energy metering customers at 5 percent of the utilities’ peak demand.

DATE

NEM INSTALLATIONS (NUMBERS) NEM INSTALLATIONS (MW) PERCENT INSTALLED OF ALLOWABLE NEM PEAK

11/6/2012

562

15.88

31%

* These figures are updated monthly.

IID’s net-surplus customers* will automatically be enrolled into the Enhanced Net Metering Program on a first-come, first-served basis to receive compensation. NEM customers will also have the opportunity to elect to receive monetary compensation at rates established by the IID Board of Directors for any surplus generation during the preceding 12 months or carry the surplus as a kilowatt credit.

If you are a NEM customer, you will receive a letter and a Surplus Compensation Selection Form in the mail from IID. *All customers participating in Net Energy Metering must have a meter capable of measuring the flow of electricity in two directions. If your current meter does not have this functionality, IID will replace it with a bi-directional meter as part of your enrollment. The customer is responsible for all fees associated with the meter replacement. Fees will vary based on the project size.

Additional Resources: Net Energy Metering FAQs How to Read A Net Metering Statement/Bill