Net Metering & Renewable Incentive Payment Program
Tanner Electric Cooperative currently offers a Net Metering Program and also participates in Washington State’s Renewable Incentive Payment program.
Net metering is a low-cost, easily administered method for utilities to encourage member investment in renewable energy technologies. Net metering enables members to use their own generation to offset their consumption over a billing period. This is accomplished by allowing their electric meters to turn backwards when they generate electricity in excess of their demand.
The Renewable Incentive Payment Program establishes a renewable energy production incentive with financial payments for certain renewable generating resources. Under the law (RCW 82.16), homeowners with renewable on-site power systems certified by the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) can earn various per kilowatt-hour (kWh) incentive payments for metered generation. The individual incentive payments will be larger if the renewable energy equipment is manufactured in Washington State. There is a cap of $5,000 annually per household.
These programs are currently available to residential customers who receive electrical service directly from Tanner Electric Cooperative. You must install and interconnect an eligible generating system not exceeding 100 kilowatts. The generating system must be located on your premises and be interconnected to Tanner Electric Cooperative’s electrical system. All required documentation (application, contract, building permits, DOR certification, etc.) must be completed and written approval received from Tanner Electric Cooperative prior to interconnecting your generating system to Tanner’s electrical grid.
To view Tanner’s “Net Metering & Renewable Resource Interconnection Agreement” and to find out more about the Renewable Incentive Payment Program requirements, click on the attachments below. Adobe download
|Net Metering Application|
|Net Metering Checklist|
|WA State Renewable Energy Program|
|Incentive Payment Application|
|Certificate of Completion|