Florida Keys Electric Cooperative - Net Metering

February 03, 2009


Florida Keys Electric Cooperative (FKEC) allows net metering for residential customers with photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Net metering is accomplished using a single, bidirectional meter, or by a second meter supplied by the electric cooperative. Any net excess generation (NEG) created by a customer will be carried forward to the customer’s next monthly bill at the utility’s retail rate. If at the end of a 12-month period a customer has any NEG remaining, then the cooperative will pay the customer for the NEG at the cooperative's retail rate. Customers must sign an interconnection agreement with FKEC in order to net meter. Systems must comply with relevant IEEE and UL standards, and customers must provide proof of general liability insurance of no less than $100,000. An external disconnect switch is required. Net-metered customers must indemnify, defend and hold harmless FKEC from all losses resulting from the operation of the system.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site: http://www.fkec.com/forms/Interconnect.pdf
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: 10 kW
System Capacity Limit: No limit specified
Aggregate Capacity Limit: Credited at retail rate and carried over to customer's next bill; purchased by utility at retail rate at end of 12-month period
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Yes


Name: T.J. Patterson
Organization: Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Address: 3421 Overseas Highway
Marathon FL 33050
Phone: (800) 858-8845
Email: tj.patterson@fkec.com

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.