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Virtual Net Metering

For Customers with Class I and Class III Generation
 

Virtual net metering allows customers who operate behind-the-meter generation (Customer Host) to assign surplus production from their generator to other metered accounts, (Beneficial Accounts) that are not physically connected to the Customer Host’s generator.

Financial Incentives for State, Municipal and Agricultural Customers

Virtual Net Metering offers financial incentives to State, Municipal and Agricultural customers to encourage the installation of Class I and Class III distributed generation.

Production from the generator is first used to reduce the electric consumption of the Customer Host.  Surplus production can then be assigned (virtually) to reduce the electric bill of one or more Beneficial Accounts. Section 121 of Public Act 11-80 originaly authorized virtual net metering for Connecticut's municipal customers. Section 35 of Public Act 13-298 expanded virtual net metering to include state and agricultural customers.

Surplus production from the Customer Host, referred to as Virtual Net Metering Credits, is assigned to the electric bill of the Beneficial Accounts.  Virtual Net Metering Credits equal the generation charge and a portion of the Transmission and Distribution charges of the Customer Host.  Virtual Net Metering Credits, which are applied monthly, will appear as a credit on the electric bill of each Beneficial Account.

In a Decision dated December 17, 2014, under its Docket No. 13-08-14RE01, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved the process and tariffs that Eversource and UI will use to implement Virtual Net Metering.

Access PURA's Final Decision in Docket No. 13-08-14RE01.  Access the complete record in Docket No. 13-08-14RE01.

How To Apply

Eversource - Application for Virtual Net Metering  Contact Eversource at distributed_resources@eversource.com or 866-324-2437.

United Illuminating - Application for Virtual Net Metering & Application Spreadsheet - Contact Mark Colca at mark.colca@uinet.com

In a Decision dated December 17, 2014, under its Docket No. 13-08-14RE01, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved the process and tariffs that Eversource and UI will use to implement Virtual Net Metering.

Access PURA's Final Decision in Docket No. 13-08-14RE01.  Access the complete record in Docket No. 13-08-14RE01.

 

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