Holy Cross Energy - Net Metering (Colorado)

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Place Colorado
Name Holy Cross Energy - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; purchased by utility at avoided-cost rate at end of calendar year
Applicable Utilities 25 kW

Net Excess Generation Holy Cross Energy

REC Ownership Yes

System Capacity Limit None

Website http://www.holycross.com
Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2007-02-20

References DSIRE[1]


Holy Cross Energy, an electric cooperative, offers net metering to residential and commercial customers that generate electricity using photovoltaic (PV), wind, geothermal, hydroelectric or biomass systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Customer net excess generation (NEG) is applied as a kilowatt-hour credit to the customer's following bill. If a customer has NEG credit at the end of a calendar year, Holy Cross will purchase the credit at a price equivalent to the cooperative’s average cost of power, per kilowatt-hour, over the prior calendar year.

All grid-tied renewable-energy systems are assessed a monthly customer charge by the Holy Cross Energy. For systems greater than 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity, an additional monthly minimum charge (MMC) is assessed to address the poles and wires cost component associated with the cooperative's distribution facilities.

With the exception of the annual financial limit imposed on rebates for renewable-energy systems, there is no limit on the overall enrollment in the net-metering program. However, if the total capacity of all net-metered energy systems exceeds 1% of the capacity necessary to meet Holy Cross Energy’s annual peak demand, the cooperative may elect to discontinue providing net-metering service to any additional customers. Holy Cross Energy takes ownership of the renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with grid-tied renewable-energy generation by customers.

In conjunction with its net-metering policy, Holy Cross Energy also offers a rebate for renewable-energy systems installed in its service territory. The cooperative will pay up to $2.00 per watt of installed capacity for systems up to 25 kW in capacity that generate electricity using biomass, geothermal technology, hydroelectric, photovoltaic or wind. The rebate payment may not exceed 50% of actual system cost. This program currently has an annual aggregate limit of $75,000 for rebates.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Stephen B. Casey
Department Holy Cross Energy
Address P.O. Box 2150
Place Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 81602-2150
Phone (970) 947-5430

Email scasey@holycross.com

  • 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)"