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Idaho Power - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural
Applicable Utilities:Idaho Power
System Capacity Limit:100 kW for large commercial & agricultural; 25 kW for all others
Aggregate Capacity Limit:0.1% of utility's peak demand in 2000 (in Idaho)
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate for residential and small commercial customers; credited at 85% of avoided-cost rate for large commercial and agricultural customers
REC Ownership:Customer
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/aboutus/businesstobusiness/generationin...
Summary:

Idaho does not have a statewide net-metering policy. However, each of the state's three investor-owned utilities -- Avista Utilities, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power -- has developed a net-metering tariff that has been approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The framework of the utilities' net-metering programs is similar, in that each utility: (1) offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, biomass or fuel cells; (2) limits residential systems to 25 kilowatts; (3) limits aggregate net-metered capacity to 0.1% of the utility's peak demand in a baseline year (2000 for Idaho Power); and (4) restricts any single customer from generating more than 20% of the aggregate capacity of all net-metered systems. Idaho Power's net-metering tariff is Schedule 84.

For residential and small commercial customers, net excess generation (NEG) is credited at Idaho Power's retail rate and carried forward to the next month. For large commercial and agricultural customers, NEG is credited at 85% of the utility's avoided-cost rate and carried forward to the next month.

Under Idaho Power's net-metering tariff, the customer is responsible for "all costs associated with any [utility] additions, modifications, or upgrades to any [utility] facilities that the [utility] determines are necessary as a result of the installation of the [generator] in order to maintain a safe, reliable electrical system."


 
Contact:
  Net Metering Information
Idaho Power Company
P.O. Box 70
1221 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2559
Phone 2: (800) 488-6151
E-Mail: netmetering@idahopower.com
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com
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