City of St. George - Net Metering

February 22, 2023


The City of St. George Energy Services Department (SGESD) offers a net metering program to its customers, and updated program guidelines and fees in September 2015.* 

Net metering is available to customers that generate electricity using photovoltaic (PV) systems. The net metering agreements available on the utility's website only pertain to PV, but wind and other renewable technologies may be eligible for net metering. If a customer wishes to participate in net metering with a wind system or other renewable technology, they should contact the utility. The utility may develop additional net metering agreements as needed. Similarly, the net metering agreements currently available on the utility's website only address systems up to 250 kW. Customers interested in connecting a larger system should contact the utility. 

The utility will provide a single, bidirectional meter, paid for by the customer-generator. Credit for net excess generation carries over monthly until the end of the calendar year, at which point the customer will be compensated for the credits at the Renewable Power Rate Available to SGESD (4.019 cents/kWh as of 2/22/2023.) 

The City of St. George has also developed interconnection rules for net-metered systems. Inverter-based, single phase systems up to 10 kW in capacity can qualify for Level 1 interconnection, which features a streamlined review process. Systems greater than 10 kW and up to 250 kW, or smaller systems with a battery, can qualify for Level 2 interconnection. 

* Utah enacted legislation in 2002 requiring all investor-owned electric utilities and cooperative utilities to offer net metering to their customers. However, the law does not apply to municipal utilities. The City of St. George offers net metering voluntarily. Net metering is available to electric customers of SGESD; residents of St. George that receive power from another utility are not eligible.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Utah
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: City of St. George
System Capacity Limit: 250 kW; larger systems may be allowed on a case-by-case basis
Aggregate Capacity Limit: No limit specified
Net Excess Generation: Carried to customer's next bill at retail rate. At end of calendar year, excess credited to customer at the utility's best available Renewable Power Rate.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Customer owns RECs (unless utility subsidizes system)
Meter Aggregation: Not addressed


Name: Net Metering Rules
Effective Date: 10/2005


Name: Water and Energy Administration
Organization: City of St. George
Address: 811 East Red Hills Parkway
St. George UT 84770
Phone: (435) 627-4800

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.