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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/22/2014
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Applicable Utilities:All utilities
System Capacity Limit:100 kW for non-residential; 10 kW for residential
Aggregate Capacity Limit:0.2% of utility's peak demand during previous year
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill at a predetermined rate filed with the PSC
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
O.C.G. ยง 46-3-50 et seq.
4/28/2001
6/1/2002
Summary:

The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act of 2001 requires all utilities -- investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities and electric cooperatives -- to offer bidirectional or single directional metering to customer generators, depending on how the customer's facility is connected to the grid. Eligible technologies include photovoltaic (PV) systems, fuel cells and wind turbines up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity for residential applications, and systems up to 100 kW for commercial applications. The aggregate capacity of such systems is limited to 0.2% of a utility's system peak demand from the previous year.

Systems connected on the customer's side of the meter use a bi-directional meter, and any net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer's next bill at a predetermined rate filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission. Alternatively, a customer may choose to sell all electricity from a system (rather than using the electricity generated by the system) by connecting ahead of the meter.

Customers should contact their utility to see if it offers net metering. 


 
Contact:
  Jamie Barber
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30334-5701
Phone: (404) 651-5958
Fax: (404) 656-0980
E-Mail: jamieb@psc.state.ga.us
Web Site: http://www.psc.state.ga.us
 
  John Kaduk
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 463-4249
Fax: (404) 656-2341
E-Mail: jkaduk@psc.state.ga.us
Web Site: http://www.psc.state.ga.us
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