|Program Type||Net Metering|
|Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind Energy, Solar Hot Water Heating|
|Amount||Up to 25 kW systems, credited to customer’s bill at retail rate, excess reconciled annually at seasonal avoided-cost rate|
|Required Documentation||Interconnection agreement with utility|
|Official Web Site||http://psc.state.wy.us/|
Under Wyoming’s net-metering law, investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, and irrigation districts must offer customers with bi-directional electric meters the option to net meter. As of September 2010, no caps were placed on how much distributed generation a utility must purchase before turning away customers. Any net excess generation (NEG) produced by the customer is carried forward on a monthly basis. And at the end of a 12-month period, payment for any net excess generation is reconciled with the customer at an agreed rate.
Under the net-metering law, eligible technologies systems include photovoltaics, wind, hydroelectric, and biomass systems up to 25 kW in size. The intention of the installed system must be to offset part or all of the customer's electricity needs.
When production exceeds the customer’s needs over a month period, they are credited per kWh of NEG at their retail rate. At the end of a 12-month cycle, the utility will purchase any unused renewable energy credits for NEG at the utility's avoided-cost rate.
Under the law, utilities may not charge customers’ fees in addition to minimum monthly charges that apply to other utility customers in similar rate classes.
Customers must install an external disconnect switch pay for any costs to install equipment or make modifications required by the utility for safety and reliability purposes.
To net meter in the state, customers must sign an interconnection agreement. All utilities in the state base their interconnection agreements on Rocky Mountain Power’s (PacifiCorp) agreement form.