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Washington Net-Metering Rules

Date Last Updated8/13/2014
Policy TypeNet-Metering Policy
State/FederalWA
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeWashington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Policy Initiation Date6/15/1998
Policy SummaryWashington's net-metering law, enacted in 1998, applies to systems up to 100 kW that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydro, biogas from animal waste, or CHP technologies (including fuel cells). CHP systems are called net-metering systems defined t
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
Resource Website(s) http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=80.60 exit EPA

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