Orlando Utilities Commission - Net Metering

February 03, 2009


Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), a municipal electric utility, allows net metering for residential photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 20 kilowatts (kW) in capacity and for nonresidential PV systems up to one megawatt (MW) in capacity. Any net excess generation credits carry over indefinitely as "billed energy" on the customer's utility bill, and customers will receive a check for the full credit value upon termination of their account. OUC will furnish and install the necessary meters to monitor customers' on-site energy production and use. Customers must participate in OUC's Solar Pilot Program to be eligible for net metering and, as a result, transfer ownership of any environmental attributes or renewable energy certificates (REC) associated with the net-metered system to OUC. The terms of interconnection and net metering are specified in OUC's Solar Service Agreements (SSA) for Residential Customers and for Commercial Customers.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site: http://www.ouc.com/green/solar_pilots.htm
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: Residential: 20 kW; nonresidential: 1 MW
Aggregate Capacity Limit: Credited to customer’s next monthly bill at utility's retail rate; credits do not expire until customer leaves utility’s system
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Must comply with requirements of OUC Solar Service Agreements


Name: Jennifer Szaro
Organization: Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Address: 100 West Anderson Street
Orlando FL 32801
Phone: (407) 434-2263
Email: Green@ouc.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.