|Program Type||Net Metering|
Photoviltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Landfill Gas
|Amount||Determined by participating utilities|
|Required Documentation||Check with you local energy provider to determine whether your utility offers net metering. For Green Mountain, Interconnection Agreement and enrollment|
|Official Web Site||http://www.greenmountainenergy.com/renewablerewards/#3|
Texas does not offer a state-wide net-metering program. But Green Mountain Energy, for instance, is a green power retailer that purchases excess photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy produced by Texas property owners at the same rate they sell it to customers, up to 500 kWh per month. After that, the rate is reduced to 50 percent of Green Mountain’s retail rate. To qualify for the Green Mountain Energy program, property owners need to do three things. They must have an Interconnection Agreement in place with their Transmission and Distribution Service Provider. The provider must install a bi-directional meter (the provider may charge the customer/generator, which will be on their Green Mountain bill). And customer/generators have to enroll in Green Mountain’s Renewable Rewards product.
Other electric suppliers may offer net metering to customer generators for their excess generation. But they’re not required to. Interested Texans should talk to their electric provider to determine whether such a program is offered.