City of Brenham - Net Metering (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Texas
Name City of Brenham - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, General Public/Consumer, Industrial, Institutional, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Not addressed
Applicable Utilities City of Brenham

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation Monthly excess credited at utility's avoided cost rate.

REC Ownership Not addressed

System Capacity Limit 10 MW

Date added to DSIRE 2011-01-31
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-20

References DSIRE[1]


In September 2010, the City of Brenham passed an ordinance adopting net metering and interconnection procedures. Customer generators up to 10 megawatts (MW) are eligible to participate, although customer generators with systems 20 kilowatts (kW) or less are eligible for a separate rider and expedited interconnection. The utility will install and maintain a meter capable of measuring flow of electricity in both directions. Any net excess generation (NEG) is credited on a monthly basis at the utility's avoided cost rate.

The ordinance includes a standard form interconnection application and agreement as well as standard riders. Customers must provide all equipment necessary to meet applicable safety, power quality and interconnection requirements established by the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Electrical Safety Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and any applicable local and state agencies.

Net-metered customers with systems greater than 20 kW must maintain general liability insurance for personal injury and property damage of at least $500,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate; systems 20 kW or less are exempt from the insurance requirements as long as the system's inverter is UL 1741 listed and meets IEEE 1547 requirements. A disconnect switch that is easily visible and accessible to City of Brenham employees is required for all systems. The customer generator is responsible for paying related interconnection costs (including interconnection studies, if required) and must pass a field inspection prior to generating.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name City of Brenham - Electric Utility Dept
Department City of Brenham
Division Electric Department
Address P.O. Box 1059
Place Brenham, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 77834
Phone (979) 337-7400

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

Authority 1: Distributed Generation Ordinance
Date Enacted 2010-09-16

Authority 2: Council Vote Distributed Generation Ordinance
Date Enacted 2010-09-16

  • 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)"