Okanogan County PUD - Sustainable Natural Alternative Power Program (Washington)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Okanogan County PUD - Sustainable Natural Alternative Power Program
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, All Okanogan County PUD customers
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Renewable Fuels
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies, 0.037/kWh in July 2012

Maximum Incentive 1.00/kWh

Terms Systems up to 100 kW can participate, but the incentive is capped at 25 kW
Website https://www.okanoganpud.org/energy-services/snap-net-metering

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


Created in October 2004, Okanogan County PUD's Sustainable Natural Alternative Power Program (SNAP) encourages members to install renewable energy systems by offering an incentive payment based on the system's production on a dollar per kilowatt-hour ($/kWh) basis. SNAP producers also net meter and are connected to the utility's electrical distribution system. This program was modeled after the successful Chelan County Public Utility District program in Washington.

The amount paid by the utility to the renewable energy producers depends on the total amount contributed by Okanogan County PUD purchasers through their green pricing program, with a maximum possible payment of $1.00/kWh. In July 2012, the producers were paid $0.037/kWh for their production over the previous year. The production incentive is paid in addition to any net metering credit the producer may receive from the utility. Meters are read and payments issued once a year, usually at the end of June (to tie in with the Washington State Renewable Energy Production Incentive).

“Qualified alternative energy resources" includes electricity produced from generation facilities that are fueled by: (a) wind; or (b) solar energy and other alternative energy resources. Systems up to 100 kilowatts (kW) can participate, but the maximum incentive will be adjusted to that of a 25 kW system.

As of August 22, 2012, Okanogan County PUD's SNAP program had 25 registered producers.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Debra Peters
Department Okanogan County PUD Conservation Department
Address 1331 2nd Ave N.
Address 2 PO Box 912
Place Okanogan, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98840
Phone (509) 422-8427
Phone 2 (509) 422-8428
Email debp@okpud.org
Website http://www.okanoganpud.org/
Contact Name Steve Brown
Department Okanogan County Public Utility District
Division Conservation Office
Address P O Box 912
Place Okanogan, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98840
Phone (509) 422-8428
Phone 2 (509) 422-8427
Email steveb@okpud.org
Website http://www.okanoganpud.org/

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


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