EPUD - Net Metering

December 16, 2003


Emerald People's Utility District (EPUD) offers customers a net metering program whereby customers may generate electricity to offset their own load and receive credit for any excess electricity put into the Emerald PUD grid.

Net metering is available to systems sized 25 kW or less. The maximum output of the system is not to exceed 100% of the average annual use over the last three years at the site. Eligible facilities are those generating electricity from solar, wind, fuel cells, hydroelectric, landfill gas, digester gas, waste, dedicated energy, and biomass. 

Unused net metering credits are transferred to Emerald's low-income assistance program at the end of the year. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site: http://www.epud.org/Documents/Board%20Policies/Net%20Metering%20Policy.pdf
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Landfill Gas
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
System Capacity Limit: 25 kW
Net Excess Generation: Donated to low-income assistance program at the end of the year
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Emerald PUD

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.