Lincoln Electric System - Renewable Generation Rate (Nebraska)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Nebraska

Name Lincoln Electric System - Renewable Generation Rate
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.0995/kWh in summer

0.0573/kWh in winter

Eligible System Size 25 kW - 100 kW
Equipment Requirements Meet or exceed IEEE 1547 Standard

Meet or exceed UL 1741 Standard

Installation Requirements Customer must supply a meter socket and a disconnect switch between the renewable generation/inverter and LES’ service drop and comply with all interconnection requirements. Proposed generation installation requires approval by the Nebraska Power Review Board and a review by LES for system adequacy.

Maximum Incentive None specified
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not specified

Terms Rate effective for 10 years from the year of installation, after which electricity generated will be purchased at Energy Payment rate

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Owners of renewable generation with a capacity between 25 kilowatts (kW) and 100 kW are allowed to parallel qualified facilities with Lincoln Electric System (LES) and sell energy to LES at the Renewable Generation Rate. Positive net energy delivered to the Customer in a billing period will immediately disqualify this service from continuing to receive this Renewable Generation Rate. Such disqualification will cause this service to be billed at the applicable retail rate and energy delivered to LES will be credited at the Small Power Production rate.

Customer billing, metering, connection, and distribution facilities charges totaling $40.25 per bill will apply; however, customer-generators may be eligible for a one-time capacity payment.

Incentive Amount

At the end of the billing period, LES will net the metered energy which was delivered to LES and the metered energy which was supplied by LES. The net energy delivered to LES in a billing period will be purchased by LES at the appropriate Renewable Generation Rate – Tier Energy Payment.

The Tier 1 Energy Payment is given above and will apply until total customer renewable energy generation on LES exceeds 1 megawatt (MW), at which point the offered rate will be 50% of the Tier 1 Energy Payment (i.e., “Tier 2”). Once total customer renewable energy generation on LES exceeds 2 MW, new renewable generation installed will be eligible for an Energy Payment equivalent to the representative renewable energy avoided cost (i.e., “Tier 3”).

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service
Department Lincoln Electric System
Address 1040 O Street
Address 2 P.O Box 80869
Place Lincoln, Nebraska
Zip/Postal Code 80869
Phone (402) 475-4211


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


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