The Intersection of Net Metering and Retail Choice: An Overview of Policy, Practice, & Issues

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Source:
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Authors:
J. Barnes
L. Varnado
Date:
1 December 2010

This report aims to define the current methods of providing net metering in restructured states and to set the stage for further discussion that may later inform best practices around net metering in retail choice markets. The report identifies five models that describe different ways competitive suppliers and utilities provide net-metering options for their customers. Following the models, the report provides case studies to illustrate the models. The report then includes a discussion of unresolved policy concerns and initial recommendations to address these concerns.