Net Metering

 

Jefferson is unique! According to the Washington State Department of Revenue (2009), Jefferson County had more renewable energy systems per capita than any other county.  The numbers have continued to expand to over 306, which presents some unique challenges for a small utility. As a new electric utility we must coordinate with all these electric generators to ensure the safety and reliability of power for all as well as properly compensate for the power supplied back to the grid.

Net metering permits a customer to connect to the utility’s distribution system so that any excess electricity generated by a customer can be credited to the customer’s bill at the same rate they are charged for electricity.

APPLICATION AND AGREEMENT

To connect to Jefferson PUD’s system please review the attachments below and complete the following applications

Renewable Credits

Current Washington State law provides an incentive payment to the customer-generators of a local utility that serves renewable resource customer-generators. The customer-generator will need to complete the process and application with WSU’s Renewable Energy Incentive Program to interconnect with their local utility.

Net Metering and Renewable Credit apply to the following:

  • Solar Panels
  • Wind Systems
  • Small Hydro Systems
  • Fuel Cells
  • Generating systems must be 100 kilowatts or less

Other Useful Information:

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUD IS EXPLORING ITS FIRST COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECT

  • Become a PUD Power Producer!
  • Help Jefferson County get closer to 100% carbon free electricity
  • Build More Solar Power in our community
  • Increase our energy resiliency
  • Save money on your power bill over time