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Idaho

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Rocky Mountain 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, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Applicable Utilities:Rocky Mountain Power
System Capacity Limit:100 kW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential and small commercial
Aggregate Capacity Limit:0.1% of utility's peak demand in 2002 (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 all others
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/env/nmcg.html
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 a net-metering tariff on file with 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 net metering to 0.1% of its retail peak demand in a baseline year (2002 for Rocky Mountain Power); (3) limits residential systems to 25 kilowatts; and (4) restricts any single customer from generating more than 20% of such peak production. Rocky Mountain Power's net-metering tariff is Schedule 135.

For residential and small commercial customers, net excess generation (NEG) is credited at Rocky Mountain Power's retail rate and carried forward to the next month. For larger commercial and agricultural customers, NEG is credited at 85% of the monthly weighted average of the daily on-peak and off-peak Dow Jones Mid-C Index prices for non-firm energy and carried forward to the next month.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power
825 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (800) 222-4335
Phone 2: (800) 942-0266
E-Mail: netmetering@pacificorp.com
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/
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