Net Metering

Program Net Metering
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Nevada
Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

Note:  AB 405 of 2017 largely reinstated net metering for PV systems up to 25 kW in capacity. Under the new rules, the first 80 MW of systems to enter into new net metering agreements will have their monthly generation and consumption netted, and any remaining excess generation will be credited at 95% of the retail rate. This rate will decline by 7% for every additional 80 MW added to an ultimate floor of 75% of the retail rate.  

Nevada's original net-metering law for renewable-energy systems was enacted in 1997 and amended in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017. Systems up to one megawatt (MW) in capacity that generate electricity using solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and certain types of hydropower are generally eligible, although systems greater than 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity may be subject to certain costs at the utility's discretion. Systems must be designed to offset part or all of a customer-generator's electricity requirements. A system is not eligible for net metering if its generating capacity exceeds the greater of (1) the limit on demand that the class of customer of the customer-generator may place on the utility's system, or (2) 100% of the customer's annual electricity demand. 

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