Xcel Energy - Net Metering

November 22, 2004


Xcel Energy offers a net-metering program for residential and business customers in Colorado. Solar, wind and hydro facilities less than 10 kW are generally eligible; other systems using renewable-energy resources may also be eligible. Net excess generation is carried over to the next month on the customer's bill. Customers who wish to participate in the program should contact the "Builder's Call Line" and ask to be connected with the area engineer for the city in which they plan to meter the system. The area engineer will provide information regarding interconnection guidelines and program details.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site: http://www.xcelenergy.com/docs/corpcomm/psco_elec_entire_tariff.pdf
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Applicable Utilities: Maximum capacity of 10 kW
System Capacity Limit: None
Aggregate Capacity Limit: Credited to customer's next bill
Net Excess Generation: Xcel Energy
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Yes


Name: Builder's Call Line
Organization: Xcel Energy
Address: 1123 W. 3rd Ave - LDC
Denver CO 80202-5533
Phone: (800) 628-2121

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.