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Austin Energy - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Applicable Utilities:Austin Energy
System Capacity Limit:20 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit:No limit specified
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill at avoided-cost rate
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://bit.ly/1n434mu
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Ordinance No. 20120607-055 - Distributed Generation from Renewable Sources Rider
06/07/2012
Summary:

Eligibility and Availability

Austin Energy, the municipal utility of Austin Texas, offers net metering to its non-residential retail electricity customers for renewable energy systems up to 20 kilowatts (kW). Austin Energy offers the Value of Solar rate instead of net metering for residential customers with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems no larger than 20 kW.

The definition of renewable includes solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, wave and tidal energy, biomass, and biomass-based waste products, including landfill gas.

Systems must be used primarily to offset a portion or all of a customer's on-site electric load. Metering is accomplished using a single meter capable of registering the flow of electricity in both directions (delivered and received) to determine net energy flows. All systems must meet the requirements of Austin Energy's interconnection guidelines and the customer is responsible for all interconnection costs.

Net Excess Generation

Customers that generate more electricity than they consume during a monthly billing period will receive a credit for net excess generation (NEG) at the appropriate avoided cost rate. 


 
Contact:
  Leslie Libby
Austin Energy
206 E. Ninth Street, Suite 17.102
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 482-5390
Fax: (512) 332-6037
E-Mail: leslie.libby@austinenergy.com
Web Site: http://www.austinenergy.com
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