HCE will provide net metering service to members who install eligible generation behind their electric service meter. Under net metering, the net meter will record net generation when the generator is producing more power than is being used on site and record net usage whenever consumption exceeds production. At the end of the billing month, HCE will carry any excess generation forward to offset any net consumption on the next month’s bill. This will continue for 12 months, and excess power of the site’s usage delivered to HCE will be purchased at HCE’s incremental wholesale electricity cost, which will vary on annual basis. Consumer may choose to roll over the net excess generation from one year to the next; however, HCE will not pay for any excess generation.
HCE will net meter renewable energy generators up to 25 kW. Generators will be designed to supply no more than 200% of the electrical consumption at a meter over the prior 12 billing months (at the time of application). If insufficient billing history exists, HCE will estimate usage and specify a maximum allowable system size.
See the Renewable Energy Net Metering Service – Optional tariff sheet for further details on HCE net metering program.
How Net Metering Works and Understanding Your Bill for Renewable Energy Members
The following document explains how you receive credit on your bill for any renewable energy produced by an on-site generator. Line by line diagrams show detailed descriptions of how to understand your bill under different scenarios. This also includes a general description of all parts of the HCE bill.
How Net Metering Works – No Production Meter (Click HERE)
HCE no longer requires or recommends that Net Metering Members have a Production Meter.