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Grays Harbor PUD - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/06/2012
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Applicable Utilities:Grays Harbor
System Capacity Limit:100 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit:0.25% of utility's 1996 peak demand (increases to 0.5% on 1/1/2014)
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; reconciled annually at 50% of retail rate
REC Ownership:Customer owns RECs
Meter Aggregation:Allowed in certain circumstances
Web Site: https://www.ghpud.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5...
Summary:

Grays Harbor PUD's net-metering program differs slightly from what is required by Washington state law in that Grays Harbor PUD reimburses customers for net excess generation (NEG), at the end of each year, at 50% of the utility's retail rate. State law allows utilities to require customers to surrender NEG to the utility, without reimbursement, at the end of a 12-month billing cycle. Grays Harbor PUD has voluntarily gone beyond the state requirement in order to encourage customers to use renewable energy systems.

Washington's original net-metering law, which applies to all electric utilities, was enacted in 1998 and amended in 2006. Individual systems are limited to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the cumulative generating capacity of net-metered systems equals 0.25% of the utility’s peak demand during 1996. This limit will increase to 0.5% on January 1, 2014. At least one-half of the utility's 1996 peak demand available for net-metered systems is reserved for systems generating electricity using renewables.


 
Contact:
  Kevin Howerton
Grays Harbor PUD
2720 Sumner Ave.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Phone: (360) 538-6325
E-Mail: khowerton@ghpud.org
Web Site: http://www.ghpud.org
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