Murray City Power - Net Metering Pilot Program

February 22, 2023


Eligibility and Availability

Under a pilot program, Murray City Power offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, or hydroelectric systems with a maximum capacity of 10 kilowatts (kW).* The utility will install and maintain a revenue meter capable of registering the bi-directional flow of electricity at the customer's facility. This program is currently available to customers on a trial basis. The program may be adjusted or discontinued by the Murray Municipal Council for any reason, at any time without any obligation to existing participants.

Net Excess Generation

Any customer net excess generation (NEG) is carried over to the customer's next bill as a kilowatt-hour credit. Each April, any remaining NEG credits are granted to the utility with no compensation for the customer.


The utility has developed a standard form interconnection agreement. Customers must provide all equipment necessary to meet applicable safety, power quality, and interconnection requirements established by the National Electric Code (NEC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and any applicable local and state agencies, including any equipment deemed necessary by the utility expressly to accommodate the customer's request to qualify for net metering. Customers must obtain written approval from Murray City Power before interconnecting or activating an on-site generating system.

Net-metered customers must indemnify the utility and maintain general liability insurance for personal injury and property damage of at least $100,000 per occurrence. Furthermore, net-metered customers must "reimburse the City for any and all losses, damages, claims, penalties, or liability incurred by the City as a result of Customer's failure to obtain or maintain any governmental authorizations and permits required for construction and operation of the Customer's Electric Generation System or failure to maintain the Customer's Electric Generation System as required by law."

* 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. Murray City Power offers net metering voluntarily.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Utah
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
Applicable Utilities: Murray City Power
System Capacity Limit: 10 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit: No limit specified
Net Excess Generation: Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility each April
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not addressed
Meter Aggregation: Not addressed


Name: Murray Municipal Code Chapter 15.20.250
Name: Murray City Net Metering Pilot Program Interconnection & Service Agreement
Name: Murray City Power Net Metering Pilot Program Schedule
Effective Date: 07/01/2006


Name: Matt Youngs
Organization: Murray City Power
Address: 153 W. 4800 S
Murray UT 84107
Phone: (801) 264-2706

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.