Farmington Electric Utility System - Net Metering (New Mexico)

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Place New Mexico
Additional Place applies to City of Farmington, NM
Name Farmington Electric Utility System - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit No limit specified
Applicable Utilities Farmington Electric

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate. After 12-month cycle, customer may opt to roll over credit indefinitely or to receive payment for credit at a rate determined by utility.

REC Ownership Not addressed

System Capacity Limit 10 kW

Date added to DSIRE 2008-08-22
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-13

References DSIRE[1]


Net metering rules developed by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) apply to the state's investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives. Municipal utilities, which are not regulated by the commission, are exempt from the PRC rules but authorized to develop their own net metering programs.

Farmington Electric, a municipal utility, offers net metering to residential customers with systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. This option is available for photovoltaic (PV), wind, hydro and other (unspecified) non-carbon-based fuels. Any customer net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer's next monthly bill at the utility's retail rate. Accounts are trued-up at the end of twelve calendar months. At this point, the customer has the option of either receiving a payment for any remaining NEG or carrying the credits forward.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Net Metering Interconnection/New Service
Department Farmington Electric Utility System
Address 101 N. Browning Parkway
Place Farmington, New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code 87401
Phone (505) 599-8301
Fax (505) 599-8421

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Net Metering Tariff and Interconnection Agreement

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"