Net Metering Pilot Program - ULH&P

May 17, 2005


On September 13, 2002, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order allowing the Union Light, Heat and Power Company (ULH&P) to offer net metering as part of a pilot program. Eligibility is restricted to residents and schools in ULH&P territory that install photovoltaic or wind systems with a capacity of 20 kW or less and that generate less than 1,000 kWh per month. Total enrollment is limited to 1% of ULH&P's peak load. ULH&P's pilot program is effective through September 13, 2005. Because this program requires a minimum one-year participation period, new customers are no longer being accepted. Customers will not be paid for excess generation. If eligible customers generate more electricity during a billing period than is consumed, the excess generation will be carried forward to the next billing period. Kentucky utilities are currently allowing public comment on developing their individual tariffs, which will be announced this winter. The pilot programs will last until their expirations, at which point the new tariffs will be effective.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Applicable Utilities: 20 kW (may not generate more than 1,000 kWh per month)
System Capacity Limit: 1% of peak load
Aggregate Capacity Limit: Credited to the following month
Net Excess Generation: ULH&P


Name: KY PSC Case No. 2002-00240
Date Enacted: 9/13/02
Effective Date: 9/13/02
Expiration Date: 9/13/05


Name: Joshua Bills
Organization: Kentucky Solar Partnership
Address: 50 Lair Street
Mt. Vernon KY 40456-9806
Phone: (606) 256-0077

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.