Freeing the Grid: Best Practices in State Net Metering Policies and Interconnection Procedures


Network for New Energy Choices
James Rose
Shaun Chapman
Gwen Rose
Rosalind Jackson
Joseph Weidman
Kevin Christopher
Thad Culley
Jason Keyes
Kevin Fox
Laurel Varnado
1 December 2010

This report is intended to help policymakers learn about the best and worst practices in net metering and interconnection policies. Freeing the Grid analyzes each state’s approach and the likelihood of success in achieving the goals of these policies. Understanding these policies is imperative given that each state’s rules for net metering and interconnection have the potential to be either a powerful incentive or a poison pill for the growth of renewables in that state.