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North Dakota Net-Metering Rules

Date Last Updated8/13/2014
Policy TypeNet-Metering Policy
State/FederalND
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeNorth Dakota Public Service Commission
Policy Initiation Date1/1/1991
Policy SummaryAdopted in 1991, North Dakota's net-metering rules apply both to renewable-energy generators and CHP systems up to 100 kW in capacity. Net-metering is available to all investor-owned electric utility customers, but not to customers of municipal utilities and electric cooperatives. There is no statewide limit on the total capacity of all net-metered systems. If a customer has net excess generation (NEG) at the end of a monthly billing period, the utility must purchase the NEG at the utility's avoided-cost rate. Customer-generators retain ownership of renewable-energy credits (RECs) associated with customer load, while RECs associated with NEG convey to the utility (with compensation to the customer-generator). The utility may recover metering costs associated with production monitoring from a net-metered system.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsBoth fossil-fueled and renewably-fueled CHP systems are eligible for net-metering.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Systems up to 100 kW are eligible to net-meter.
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
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