The Many Flavors of Net
  Metering Regional
        Trends
               Laurel Varnado
   Interstate Renewable Energy Co...
States by Region




                   DC
Tangy New England
            Average Score: B

            Most have a Community
            NM Policy

            4 sta...
Mid-­Atlantic Crème Brûlée

Average Score: B+ (Winner!)

5 States allow NM at least
up to 1 MW
                           ...
The South: Pass
the Salt and
Pepper, please    Average Score: C

                  Florida raises the
                  ba...
The Meat and
                      Potatoes Midwest
Average Score: C

Mix of policies

OH, IA stand out as
trendsetters

C...
The Spicy West
                 Average Score: B+

                 Coastal states show off
                 with Meter Ag...
The Neapolitan


Alaska just joined the NM
club in 2009

Avg. retail price 20 ¢ per
kWh!

Biggest incentive for NM
in the ...
Thanks!

  Laurel Varnado
  NC Solar Center
  (919) 513-­1534
lavarnad@ncsu.edu
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IREC/NCSC: The many flavors of net metering (Varnado)

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Net metering has been described as one of the most effective policy tools at any level of government for decentralizing and greening American energy sources. Today, states nationwide are proving that there's nothing plain vanilla about this fundamental solar policy.

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  1. 1. The Many Flavors of Net Metering Regional Trends Laurel Varnado Interstate Renewable Energy Council NC Solar Center ASES 2010
  2. 2. States by Region DC
  3. 3. Tangy New England Average Score: B Most have a Community NM Policy 4 states allow systems up to 2MW Avg. Retail Price is 14.7¢ per kWh
  4. 4. Mid-­Atlantic Crème Brûlée Average Score: B+ (Winner!) 5 States allow NM at least up to 1 MW DC Avg. retail price is 11.1¢ per kWh
  5. 5. The South: Pass the Salt and Pepper, please Average Score: C Florida raises the bar for the region Avg. retail price only 8.1¢ per kWh
  6. 6. The Meat and Potatoes Midwest Average Score: C Mix of policies OH, IA stand out as trendsetters Comparatively low system-­size caps
  7. 7. The Spicy West Average Score: B+ Coastal states show off with Meter Aggregation, Virtual NM 3 states have virtually no limit on system size;; 4 allow at least up to 1 MW Avg. retail price 8¢ per kWh
  8. 8. The Neapolitan Alaska just joined the NM club in 2009 Avg. retail price 20 ¢ per kWh! Biggest incentive for NM in the U.S.
  9. 9. Thanks! Laurel Varnado NC Solar Center (919) 513-­1534 lavarnad@ncsu.edu

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