Farmington Electric Utility System - Net Metering

February 17, 2023


Note: As of February 1, 2017, FEUS' net metering program is closed to new customers. Existing customers are grandfathered under the most recent net metering tariffs.

Net metering rules developed by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) apply to the state's investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives. Municipal utilities, which are not regulated by the commission, are exempt from the PRC rules but authorized to develop their own net metering programs.

Farmington Electric, a municipal utility, offers net metering to residential and commercial customers with systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity that were installed by January 31, 2017. Farmington's net metering tariffs are not open to new customers. Existing customers may continue to participate in the net metering program until the sale of the property the system is associated with or substantial changes are made to the system, beyond routine repairs and maintenance.

This option is available for photovoltaic (PV), wind, hydro and other (unspecified) non-carbon-based fuels. Any customer net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer's next monthly bill at the utility's retail rate. Accounts are trued-up at the end of the calendar year. At this point, the customer has the option of either receiving a payment for any remaining NEG or carrying the credits forward.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: New Mexico
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Utilities: Farmington Electric
System Capacity Limit: 10 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit: No limit specified
Net Excess Generation: Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate. At end of calendar year, customer may opt to roll over credit indefinitely (subject to approval by utility) or receive payment for credit at a rate determined by utility.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not addressed
Meter Aggregation: Not addressed


Name: Residential Net Metering Tariff
Date Enacted: 04/12/2022
Effective Date: 07/01/2022
Name: General Service Net Metering Tariff
Date Enacted: 04/12/2022
Effective Date: 07/01/2022


Name: Engineering Services
Organization: Farmington Electric Utility System
Address: 101 N. Browning Parkway
Farmington NM 87401
Phone: (505) 599-8300

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.