Washington City Power - Net Metering (Utah)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Utah
Name Washington City Power - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector General Public/Consumer
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit 1% of utility's most recent annual peak load
Applicable Utilities Washington City

Meter Aggregation Not addressed
Net Excess Generation Reconciled monthly at avoided-cost rate

REC Ownership Utility owns RECs

System Capacity Limit 10 kW

Website http://washingtoncity.org/power/forms/2013-03_Net_Metering_PolicyWashingtonUtah.pdf
Date added to DSIRE 2008-06-05
Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-18

References DSIRE[1]


Washington City adopted a net-metering program, including interconnection procedures, in January 2008.* Net metering is available to residential and commercial customers that generate electricity using photovoltaic (PV) systems or wind-energy systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. At the customer's expense, the municipal utility will provide a single, bidirectional meter to measure the in-flow and out-flow of electricity at the customer's home. Systems are restricted to being sized to provide no more than 120% of the historic maximum monthly energy consumption of the customer. Customers receive credit at the utility's avoided-cost rate for any net excess generation (NEG) at the end of a billing period. The utility takes ownership of all renewable-energy credits (RECs) and other renewable attributes associated with customer generation.

Net-metered systems must comply with the IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 technical standards, where applicable, and must be certified by the utility. The customer must install a manual disconnect switch. Washington City will inspect installations prior to interconnection. Washington City also maintains the right to inspect a customer's system anytime after the initial approval during reasonable hours and with reasonable prior notice. If the city finds the system to be in non-compliance, the city may require the system to be disconnected until compliance is achieved.

Note that Washington City offers a rebate of $1,000 per kW-DC for net-metered PV and wind-energy systems. The rebate is limited to $3,000 for residential systems and $10,000 for commercial systems. The minimum system capacity is 1 kW; the maximum system capacity is 10 kW.

* Utah enacted legislation in 2002 requiring all investor-owned electric utilities and cooperative utilities to offer net metering to their customers. However, the law does not apply to municipal utilities. Washington City offers net metering voluntarily.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Alysha Byington
Department Washington City
Address 111 N. 100 E
Place Washington, Utah
Zip/Postal Code 84780
Phone (435) 656-6329

Email abyington@washingtoncity.org
Website http://washingtoncity.org/services/index.php?sub=Power
Contact Name Kelly Carlson
Department Washington City
Address 111 N. 100 E
Place Washington, Utah
Zip/Postal Code 84780
Phone (435) 656-6320

Email kcarlson@washingtoncity.org
Website http://washingtoncity.org/services/index.php?sub=Power

  • 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)"