Interconnection Guidelines

December 18, 2020


In May 2009 Nebraska established statewide interconnection and net metering rules for all electric utilities in Nebraska (see L.B. 436).


The customer-generator must pay for costs incurred by the local distribution utility for equipment or services required for interconnection that would not be necessary if the qualified facility were not interconnected to the local distribution system, except the utility is required to provide at no additional cost to any customer-generator with a qualified facility a metering system that is capable of measuring the flow of electricity in both directions.

To be eligible, a qualified facility must meet all applicable safety, performance, interconnection and reliability standards established by the National Electric Code and adopted by the State Electrical Board, the National Electric Safety Code, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The qualified facility must also be capable of automatically isolating itself from the electrical grid.

Customers must request an inspection of their system from the State Electrical Division and provide documentation of the completed inspection to their utility before the system may be interconnected to the distribution grid. The utility may not require a customer-generator to purchase additional liability insurance if all safety and interconnection requirements are met.

System Capacity Requirements

Utilities are required to provide interconnection and net metering for a customer-generator’s “qualified facility,” which generates electricity from an energy source of solar, methane, wind, biomass, hydropower, or geothermal and has a rated capacity at or below 25 kilowatts (kW).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Interconnection
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Landfill Gas
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion
Applicable Utilities: All utilities
System Capacity Limit: 25 kW
Standard Agreement: No
Insurance Requirements: "Additional" liability insurance not required for systems that meet certain technical standards
External Disconnect Switch: The qualified facility must be capable of automatically isolating itself from the electrical grid.
Net Metering Required: Yes


Name: R.R.S. 70-2001, et seq.
Date Enacted: 5/13/2009
Effective Date: 5/13/2009


Name: Planning & Aid Division
Organization: Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy
Address: P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln NE 68509-5085
Phone: (402) 471-2186

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.