|Program Type||Net Metering|
Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric,
|Amount||Utility's consumer rate credited to customer's next bill or granted to utility monthly|
Certification by Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), or comparable entity endorsed by the OCC,
and phone or online sign up form with current energy provider
|Official Web Site||http://www.occ.state.ok.us|
Under Order 326195, the Oklahoma Corporate Commission (OCC) has mandated that all investor owned utilities (IOU) and electric cooperatives under the OCC’s jurisdiction offer a net-metering program to eligible renewable systems owners since 1988. Net-metering is available to all customer classes with no limit on the aggregate net-metered capacity, but there is a system capacity limit of 100 kilowatts (kW), 25,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, or whichever is less.
Under the OCC order, utilities are not allowed to dish out extra charges for customers signed up for net-metering, and requiring customers to purchase liability insurance as a condition for interconnection is prohibited as well. Utilities are also not required to purchase net excess generation (NEG), but customers can request that their utility purchase NEG. If the utility agrees to buy back a customer’s NEG it will be at the utility’s avoided cost rate.
Systems must be installed and maintained in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC), and an external disconnect switch is required.