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Oklahoma

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/05/2013
Program Overview:
State: Oklahoma
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Applicable Utilities:Investor-owned utilities, regulated electric cooperatives
System Capacity Limit:100 kW or 25,000 kWh/year (whichever is less)
Aggregate Capacity Limit:No limit specified
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill or granted to utility monthly (varies by utility)
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
O.A.C. ยง 165:40-9
5/23/1988
Summary:

Net metering has been available in Oklahoma since 1988 under Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Order 326195. The OCC's rules require investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives under the commission's jurisdiction* to file net-metering tariffs for customer-owned renewable-energy systems and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facilities up to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is available to all customer classes. There is no limit on the amount of aggregate net-metered capacity.

Utilities are not allowed to impose extra charges for customers signed up for net metering, nor are they allowed to require new liability insurance as a condition for interconnection. Utilities are also not required to purchase net excess generation (NEG) from customers. However, a customer may request that the utility purchase NEG. If the utility agrees, then NEG will be purchased at the utility's avoided-cost rate.

Systems must be installed and maintained in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC). An external disconnect switch is required.


* Click here for a list of cooperative utilities exempt from OCC regulation.


 
Contact:
  George Kiser
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Public Utility Division
2201 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 521-6878
Fax: (405) 522-3371
E-Mail: g.kiser@occemail.com
Web Site: http://www.occ.state.ok.us
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