City of Brenham - Net Metering

February 17, 2023


In September 2010, the City of Brenham passed an ordinance adopting net metering and interconnection procedures. Customer generators up to 10 megawatts (MW) are eligible to participate, although customer generators with systems 20 kilowatts (kW) or less are eligible for a separate rider and expedited interconnection. The utility will install and maintain a meter capable of measuring flow of electricity in both directions. Any net excess generation (NEG) is credited on a monthly basis at the utility's avoided cost rate.

The ordinance includes a standard form interconnection application and agreement as well as standard riders. Customers must provide all equipment necessary to meet applicable safety, power quality and interconnection requirements established by the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Electrical Safety Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and any applicable local and state agencies.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Wind (Small)
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
  • Microturbines
Applicable Utilities: City of Brenham
System Capacity Limit: 10 MW
Aggregate Capacity Limit: Not addressed
Net Excess Generation: Monthly excess credited at utility's avoided cost rate.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not addressed
Meter Aggregation: Not addressed


Name: Distributed Generation Ordinance
Date Enacted: 09/16/2010


Name: City of Brenham - Electric Utility Dept
Organization: City of Brenham
Address: P.O. Box 1059
Brenham TX 77834
Phone: (979) 337-7400

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.