LADWP - Net Metering

March 16, 2023


LADWP allows its customers to net meter their photovoltaic (PV), wind, and hybrid systems with a capacity of not more than one megawatt. LADWP will provide the necessary metering equipment unless an installation requires atypical metering equipment. In these cases the customer must cover the additional metering expenses. The customer must also pay any related interconnection fees.  

Excess kilowatt-hours (kWh) generated by the customer's system will be credited toward their future bills.  Excess bill credits, however, may not be used to offset taxes, minimum charges, or other charges which are not based on energy.  If a bill credit still remains when the customer terminates service, the balance will be granted to the utility.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: California
Incentive Type: Net Metering
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Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: LADWP
System Capacity Limit: 1 MW
Aggregate Capacity Limit: No limit specified
Net Excess Generation: Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Customer owns RECs
Meter Aggregation: Not Allowed


Name: Net Metering Program
Organization: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Address: 111 N. Hope St
Los Angeles CA 90012
Phone: (800) 342-5397

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.