Net Metering Program
The District offers a net metering program for those customers interested in generating their own electricity through renewable resources (wind, hydro, solar, etc) connected to the District's electrical system.
Net Metering calculates the energy produced (in kWh) by the customer to offset the energy consumed (in kWh) by the same customer (also known as usage), creating a net amount of energy. Meters are read on a monthly basis and the net is calculated. Any excess of energy can be carried over from month to month (also known as "banked") with an annual reset of kWh on June 1 of each year. If a customer has an overage of kWh at that time they are released to the District's electrical system.
Applicants must apply to connect to the District's electrical system using the below documents, pay applicable fees, and provide manufacturer's cut sheets of proposed equipment to be installed. A net metering diagram can be found here.
Customers interested in Net Metering must complete the following forms and agreements and pay any applicable fees:
Application for New or Revised Service
Application for Interconnecting a Generating Facility No Larger than 100kW (pages 25-27)Net Metering Interconnection Agreement (pages 28-34)
Click here for information from Energy.gov on small wind electric systems.