Lincoln Electric System - Renewable Generation Rate

June 23, 2015


Owners of renewable generation with a capacity between 25 kilowatts (kW) and 100 kW are allowed to parallel qualified facilities with Lincoln Electric System (LES) and sell energy to LES at the Renewable Generation Rate. Positive net energy delivered to the Customer in a billing period will immediately disqualify this service from continuing to receive this Renewable Generation Rate. Such disqualification will cause this service to be billed at the applicable retail rate and energy delivered to LES will be credited at the Small Power Production rate.

Customer billing, metering, connection, and distribution facilities charges totaling $40.25 per bill will apply; however, customer-generators may be eligible for a one-time capacity payment.

Incentive Amount

At the end of the billing period, LES will net the metered energy which was delivered to LES and the metered energy which was supplied by LES. The net energy delivered to LES in a billing period will be purchased by LES at the appropriate Renewable Generation Rate – Tier Energy Payment.

The Tier 1 Energy Payment is given above and will apply until total customer renewable energy generation on LES exceeds 1 megawatt (MW), at which point the offered rate will be 50% of the Tier 1 Energy Payment (i.e., “Tier 2”). Once total customer renewable energy generation on LES exceeds 2 MW, new renewable generation installed will be eligible for an Energy Payment equivalent to the representative renewable energy avoided cost (i.e., “Tier 3”). 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Landfill Gas
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Incentive Amount: $0.0995/kWh in summer
$0.0573/kWh in winter
Maximum Incentive: None specified
Terms: Rate effective for 10 years from the year of installation, after which electricity generated will be purchased at Energy Payment rate
Eligible System Size: 25 kW - 100 kW
Equipment Requirements: Meet or exceed IEEE 1547 Standard
Meet or exceed UL 1741 Standard
Installation Requirements: Customer must supply a meter socket and a disconnect switch between the renewable generation/inverter and LES service drop and comply with all interconnection requirements. Proposed generation installation requires approval by the Nebraska Power Review Board and a review by LES for system adequacy.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not specified


Name: Customer Service
Address: 1040 O Street
Lincoln NE 80869
Phone: (402) 475-4211

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.