Blue Ridge EMC - Net Metering

March 16, 2023


The Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation offers net metering to its residential customers with solar photovoltaic, wind, or micro-hydro generators up to 25 kilowatts. There is no aggregate capacity limit.

Net excess generation is credited at retail rate. However, net metering customers are not served on the general residential rate tariff; net metering customers have a lower retail energy rate and higher grid service charge than general residential customers. Net metering customers also have a higher minimum bill than general residential customers. Excess credit rolls over month-to-month. Any net excess generation remaining on May 31 of each year will be paid to the customer at the current net billing rider credit rate.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Applicable Utilities: Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation
System Capacity Limit: 25 kilowatts
Aggregate Capacity Limit: None
Net Excess Generation: Net excess generation is credited at the retail rate. However, the retail rate for net metering customers is lower than the retail rate for general residential customers. Credits roll over month-to month.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Utility owns RECs
Meter Aggregation: Not allowed


Name: Blue Ridge EMC Schedule R-NM
Date Enacted: 04/30/2015
Effective Date: 05/04/2015


Name: Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation
Address: 1216 Blowing Rock Blvd NE, PO Box 112
Lenoir NC 28645
Phone: (828) 758-2383

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.