In August, 2012, section 17 of CVEA's Tariff on Net Metering went into effect.
The Net Metering program allows a consumer to generate electricity with Eligible Consumer Generation Systems. The consumer can utilize these systems to offset energy otherwise purchased from, and sell excess energy to, the Cooperative.
A complete copy of CVEA's tariff can be found by clicking the Tariff link below. The Net Metering section begins on pg. 79 and the current Non-Firm Power Purchase Rate can be found on pg. 85 of the document.
Click here for an easy to follow Ruralite Magazine article explaining the Net Metering program.
For a complete copy of the application and interconnection standards, click the Application and Interconnection Standards link below.
CVEA is no longer accepting applications to participate in the Net Metering Program as the combined nameplate capacity has reached the maximum allowable kWs as dictated by CVEA's Tariff. This limitation to the program’s capacity was created to protect the stability of the CVEA system and to avoid possible operational issues. Implemented in 2012, the Net Metering Program allows eligible consumers to connect an approved renewable energy generation system to the CVEA grid. This program has been very successful in just four years, with eight solar panel installations already on the system, and an additional 20 approved applications.