Also known as green certificates, green tags, or tradable renewable certificates, they represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from renewable energy projects and are sold separately from commodity electricity. For more information, visit Energy.gov.
We do not. During the 2020 General Assembly, new rules went into place for Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) only. Electric Cooperatives operate under our own set of net metering rules which still includes the 100% of annual consumption cap. See the NEM-10 Tariff (PDF) for additional information.
Yes! Most installers will take the square footage of your home and any major energy users and calculate an expected load based on these factors. The installer will provide this information to us, along with your application, so we can verify the system sizing.
There is a $50 net meter inspection fee that SVEC charges to inspect the system and change the meter. This is typically paid by your solar installer on your behalf. A monthly bill with solar can be as little as our basic consumer charge (plus taxes and fees) if all kWh consumption was produced by the solar array. This is our base charge to be connected to the SVEC distribution system. There are no standby fees assessed by SVEC.
They are: Schedule NEM-10 (PDF). The Net Energy Metering Rider will be added to your current rate designation when your net metering installation receives permission to interconnect to SVEC’s distribution system. A full list of our rates, including Schedule NEM-10, can be found on our Rates page.