Yellow Springs Utilities - Net Metering

February 16, 2010


Yellow Springs Utilities allows residential and commercial customers to net meter photovoltaic (PV) and wind-energy systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. A single meter capable of measuring the flow of electricity in both directions is used. The ordinance specifying the terms of net metering does not address the treatment of net excess generation (NEG) by customers, or the maximum number or aggregate capacity of net-metered systems allowed. Ohio's 1999 electric-utility restructuring law requires the state's investor-owned utilities to offer net metering. This law does not apply to municipal utilities or cooperative utilities. It should be noted that Ohio has approximately 85 municipal utilities. While this record highlights Yellow Springs Utilities, it is likely that other municipal utilities have net metering policies.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Applicable Utilities: Yellow Springs
System Capacity Limit: 25 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit: No limit specified
Net Excess Generation: Not addressed
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not addressed
Meter Aggregation: Not addressed


Name: Kelley Fox
Organization: Village of Yellow Springs
Address: 100 Dayton St.
Yellow Springs OH 45387
Phone: (937) 767-8649

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.