Net Metering (Oklahoma)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Oklahoma
Name Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, General Public/Consumer, Industrial, Local Government, Residential, State Government
Eligible Technologies Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit No limit specified
Applicable Utilities Investor-owned utilities, regulated electric cooperatives

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation Credited to customer's next bill or granted to utility monthly (varies by utility)

REC Ownership Not addressed

System Capacity Limit 100 kW or 25,000 kWh/year (whichever is less)

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-06-05

References DSIRE[1]


Net metering has been available in Oklahoma since 1988 under Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Order 326195. The OCC's rules require investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives under the commission's jurisdiction* to file net-metering tariffs for customer-owned renewable-energy systems and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facilities up to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is available to all customer classes. There is no limit on the amount of aggregate net-metered capacity.

Utilities are not allowed to impose extra charges for customers signed up for net metering, nor are they allowed to require new liability insurance as a condition for interconnection. Utilities are also not required to purchase net excess generation (NEG) from customers. However, a customer may request that the utility purchase NEG. If the utility agrees, then NEG will be purchased at the utility's avoided-cost rate.

Systems must be installed and maintained in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC). An external disconnect switch is required.

  • Click here for a list of cooperative utilities exempt from OCC regulation.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Bob Vandewater
Department Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Division Public Utility Division
Address 2101 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Zip/Postal Code 73105
Phone (405) 522-4766

Contact Name Mike Bergey
Department Bergey Wind Power Co.
Address 2001 Priestley Avenue
Place Norman, Oklahoma
Phone (405) 364-4212


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

Authority 1: O.A.C. § 165:40-9
Date Enacted 1988-05-23

  • 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)"