Valley Electric Association - Net Metering (Nevada)

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Place Nevada
Name Valley Electric Association - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit 0.5% of utility's annual peak load
Applicable Utilities VEA

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation At the end of each calendar year, VEA either shall carry forward any excess kWh credits for use against consumption in future months, or shall compensate the customer-generator for any excess kWh credits at the VEA’s average avoided cost of electricity supply over the same calendar-year period.

REC Ownership Customer owns RECs

System Capacity Limit 30 kW (larger systems on case-by-case basis)

Date added to DSIRE 2009-04-24
Last DSIRE Review 2013-03-11

References DSIRE[1]


The Board of Directors for Valley Electric Association (VEA) approved net metering in April 2008. The rules apply to systems up to 30 kW, though owners of larger systems may be able to negotiate net metering terms with VEA on a case-by-case basis. VEA will make net metering available to eligible customer-generators in a timely manner and on a first-come, first-served basis up to zero point five percent (0.5%) of the VEA’s most recently measured annual peak load.

A customer-generator may choose to use an existing electric revenue meter if the VEA’s criteria are met. If the customer-generator’s existing electric revenue meter does not meet the requirements, VEA shall install and maintain a new revenue meter for the customer-generator, at VEA’s expense. The customer retains ownership of all renewable energy credits associated with their system.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Net Metering Program
Department Valley Electric Association
Address 800 E. Hwy 372
Place Pahrump, Nevada
Zip/Postal Code 89048
Phone (775) 727-5312
Phone 2 (800) 742-3330

  • 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)"