Net Metering FAQ

Where can I get more information about net metering and other related topics?

For additional information on rules and regulations, please view the State Corporation Commission’s Order Adopting Regulations (PDF).

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

United States Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Programs

United States Department of Energy, Wind Powering America

What are renewable energy credits?

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

How do I read my net meter?

Find information on how to read your new AMI meter here.

Our Landis + Gyr Focus AXR net meters contain three to four rolling values, depending on how the meter is programmed.

REC = Received. This is electricity being put back on the grid from the solar array, after any home load consumption. This value only goes up.

DEL = Delivered. This is electricity SVEC has delivered to the member. This value only goes up.

NET = Net Value, Delivered – Received. This value can go up or down depending on how much electricity the solar array has produced.

DMX = Demand. This value may soon apply to residential accounts.

Are there any fees associated with the application process or monthly fees for having the system?

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.