EWEB - PV Partners (Oregon)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon
Name EWEB - PV Partners
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector General Public/Consumer, within EWEB's service territory
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Excess generation rate is .06181 per kWh; Accounts are manually monitored and trued up on an annual basis.
Applicable Utilities 25 kW

Net Excess Generation EWEB

REC Ownership Yes

System Capacity Limit None

Website http://www.eweb.org/policies/ELECTRIC/E-6.htm#spec
Date added to DSIRE 2003-12-04
Last DSIRE Review 2003-12-16

References DSIRE[1]


The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) began the PV Partners program in 2000. The program's broad goal was to develop and implement an education and demonstration program of distributed solar electric technology as the first step leading to wide spread use of distributed photovoltaic resources in Eugene, Oregon. The program's objectives included public education, testing of utility interconnection standards and policies, identification of the value and benefits to EWEB and individual customers, and exploration of funding opportunities and partnerships.

The PV Partners program gives all customers, within EWEB's service territory, the opportunity to generate electricity (from photovoltaic sources only), offset their electric needs and receive credit for any excess electricity generated. The systems are net-metered, using a single meter that is capable of running backwards. PV Partners receives the full benefit of the electricity generated by the systems. The policy describes the three methods that the excess generation may be credited. The excess generation rate is $ .06181 per kWh. To date, partially because of system size and/or length time installed, there has not been a customer with net excess generation. Accounts are manually monitored and trued up on an annual basis.

Currently, 5 residential customers, 1 commercial customer, 1 non-profit customer and 3 schools have installed photovoltaic systems totalling 30.6 kW. The goal is to install 90 kW by 2006. There is no minimum size requirement for each system. The maximum size limit for PV Partners is 25KW which corresponds with the net-metering legislation. Systems above 25KW would be individually assessed for interconnection.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kathy Grey
Department Eugene Water and Electric Board
Address P.O. Box 10148
Place Eugene, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97440-2148
Phone (541) 484-1125

Email Kathy.Grey@eweb.org
Website http://www.eweb.org

  • 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)"