JEA - Net Metering

February 03, 2009


JEA created a net-metering program in 2003 for residential customers with photovoltaic (PV) systems and wind turbines up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Systems must be installed in accordance with the guidelines of the utility's engineering standards, including DPE-902, which requires equipment to protect JEA personnel working on circuits where residential PV systems may be grid-tied. JEA uses a bi-directional meter to achieve net metering. At this time, JEA does not offer net metering for commercial installations. Customers receive credit at the utility's full retail rate for electricity generated by eligible systems. Customers with net excess generation (NEG) only pay the utility's basic charge for service, and the excess is carried forward as a kilowatt-hour (kWh) credit to the customer's following monthly bill. There is no limit on overall enrollment in JEA's net-metering program. As of November 2008, JEA is in the process of revising their net-metering program. Check the utility's web site to verify terms of the current program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Applicable Utilities: 10 kW
System Capacity Limit: None
Aggregate Capacity Limit: Credited to customer's next bill
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: JEA standards


Name: Customer Service
Address: 21 West Church Street
Jacksonville FL 32202
Phone: (904) 665-6000

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.