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Idaho

Idaho

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Avista Utilities - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/28/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural
Applicable Utilities:Avista Utilities
System Capacity Limit:100 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit:0.1% of utility's peak demand in 1996 (in Idaho)
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://everylittlebit.com/GenerateYourOwnRenewableEnergy.aspx
Summary:

Idaho does not have a statewide net-metering policy. However, each of the state's three investor-owned utilities -- Avista Utilities, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power -- has developed a net-metering tariff that has been approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The framework of the utilities' net-metering programs is similar, in that each utility: (1) offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, biomass or fuel cells; (2) limits individual system size to 100 kilowatts (kW); (3) limits aggregate net-metered capacity to 0.1% of the utility's peak demand in a baseline year (1996 for Avista); and (4) restricts any single customer from generating more than 20% of the aggregate capacity of all net-metered systems. Avista Utilities' net-metering tariff is Schedule 63. Previously, Avista had an individual system size cap of 25 kW. In July 2010, the PUC approved an increase in this cap to allow systems up to 100 kW to participate in net metering.

For Avista Utilities customers, any net excess generation (NEG) during a monthly billing period is credited to the customer's next bill at the utility's retail rate. At the beginning of each calendar year, any remaining NEG is granted to the utility with no compensation for the customer. See Avista's Net Metering Schedule for more information.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities
P.O. Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com
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