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Nebraska

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Interconnection Guidelines   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/21/2014
Program Overview:
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Interconnection
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural
Applicable Utilities:All utilities
System Capacity Limit:25 kW
Standard Agreement:No
Insurance Requirements:"Additional" liability insurance not required for systems that meet certain technical standards
External Disconnect Switch:The qualified facility must be capable of automatically isolating itself from the electrical grid.
Net Metering Required:Yes
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
R.R.S. 70-2001, et seq.
5/13/2009
5/13/2009
Summary:

In May 2009 Nebraska established statewide interconnection and net metering rules for all electric utilities in Nebraska (see L.B. 436).

Process

The customer-generator must pay for costs incurred by the local distribution utility for equipment or services required for interconnection that would not be necessary if the qualified facility were not interconnected to the local distribution system, except the utility is required to provide at no additional cost to any customer-generator with a qualified facility a metering system that is capable of measuring the flow of electricity in both directions.

To be eligible, a qualified facility must meet all applicable safety, performance, interconnection and reliability standards established by the National Electric Code and adopted by the State Electrical Board, the National Electric Safety Code, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The qualified facility must also be capable of automatically isolating itself from the electrical grid.

Customers must request an inspection of their system from the State Electrical Division and provide documentation of the completed inspection to their utility before the system may be interconnected to the distribution grid. The utility may not require a customer-generator to purchase additional liability insurance if all safety and interconnection requirements are met.

System Capacity Requirements

Utilities are required to provide interconnection and net metering for a customer-generator’s “qualified facility,” which generates electricity from an energy source of solar, methane, wind, biomass, hydropower, or geothermal and has a rated capacity at or below 25 kilowatts (kW).


 
Contact:
  Jerry Loos
Nebraska Energy Office
Executive Building
521 South 14th Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68509-5085
Phone: (402) 471-2867
Fax: (402) 471-3064
E-Mail: Jerry.Loos@nebraska.gov
Web Site: http://www.neo.ne.gov/
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