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Nebraska

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Interconnection Guidelines   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/06/2012
Program Overview:
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Interconnection
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural
Applicable Utilities:All utilities
System Capacity Limit:25 kW
Standard Agreement:No
Insurance Requirements:"Additional" liability insurance not required for systems that meet certain technical standards
External Disconnect Switch:Not addressed
Net Metering Required:Yes
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
R.R.S. 70-2001, et seq.
5/13/2009
5/13/2009
Summary:

Nebraska enacted legislation in May 2009 (LB 436), establishing general rules for interconnecting and net metering systems that generate electricity. Nebraska's policy applies to systems that use solar, wind, methane, biomass, hydropower or geothermal resources to produce electricity and have a rated capacity of 25 kilowatts (kW) or less.

To be eligible, a facility must meet all applicable safety, performance, interconnection and reliability standards established by the National Electric Code and adopted by the State Electrical Board, the National Electric Safety Code, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The system must also be capable of automatically isolating itself from the electrical grid in the event of a power outage, but a utility-accessible external disconnect switch is not required.

Customers must request an inspection of their system from the State Electrical Division and provide documentation of the completed inspection to their utility before the system may be interconnected to the distribution grid. The utility must provide a bi-directional meter to the customer at no additional cost to the customer. The utility may not require a customer-generator to purchase additional liability insurance if all safety and interconnection requirements are met.


 
Contact:
  Jerry Loos
Nebraska Energy Office
Executive Building
521 South 14th Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68509-5085
Phone: (402) 471-2867
Fax: (402) 471-3064
E-Mail: Jerry.Loos@nebraska.gov
Web Site: http://www.neo.ne.gov/
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