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Renewables & customer-owned generation

Net Metering (Schedule 200)

Net Metering is for customers who can use all of their generation under 100 kW on an annual basis. For customers interested in generating their own electricity, check out our Solar Options for program information.

BILLING ADJUSTMENT
PUD charges for electric energy are adjusted as follows:

The customer shall pay for the net energy used by the customer in accordance with the following formula: (a) the customer shall pay the applicable energy charge for all net electric energy used in any billing period in excess of the amount of electricity produced by the customer during that billing period; (b) the customer shall receive a credit for all electric energy produced during a billing period in excess of the amount of electric energy supplied by the PUD during that period, such credit to be applied to the customer’s future electric bills, except that; (c) any energy balance remaining in favor of the customer under the provisions of subparagraph 5(F) on March 31 of any calendar year shall be zeroed out with no further liability to the PUD and no credit to the customer for that balance. For the purposes of the Net Metering Program, “billing period” shall be the billing period applied to customers of the same class and in the same geographic area as a customer participating in the Net Metering Program. The price for electric energy provided to or credited to a customer under the Net Metering Program shall be the price charged for such electric energy by the PUD under the provisions of the rate schedule under which the customer receives service, as such rate schedule may be revised from time to time by the PUD’s Board of Commissioners. A customer participating in the Net Metering Program shall be billed on the schedule applicable to customers in the same class and geographic area as that customer and shall be subject to the payment terms specified in the PUD’s Customer Service Regulations.

The Net Metering Program billing adjustment only reduces the number of kWh consumed for purposes of calculating the energy charge. A customer participating in the Net Metering Program is subject to all other charges, rates, terms and conditions, including any base charges, demand charges, and minimum charges, of the PUD rate schedule under which the customer receives service. The net metering of electricity shall not reduce the customer’s bill to less than the sum of other charges.

SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR NET METERING AGGREGATION

In addition to all other provisions of this schedule, the following provisions apply when the customer-generator requests Net Metering Aggregation:

(a) An Aggregated Meter must be and remain on customer-generator’s Premises.

(b) Beginning on July 1, 2019, new Aggregated Meters must be located on the same or a contiguous parcel of property as the customer’s Net Metering System, and a customer-generator may only aggregate one meter. Net Metering customers that have participated in the Yearly Aggregation process prior to June 30, 2019 may continue to be aggregated on an annual basis.

(c) An Aggregated Meter must be and remain billed to the customer-generator.

(d) The Net Metering aggregation basic charge is applied annually to the meters requested by the customer generator to be aggregated. The Net Meter Aggregation basic charge is non-refundable.

(e) Net Metering Aggregation requests must be received by the PUD 30 days prior to conclusion of the Program Year and accompanied by payment of the Net Metering Aggregation basic charge. See PUD’s Customer Service Regulations.

(f) Generated energy and excess generated energy shall be subtracted from the metered energy registered on the Net Meter first. For Monthly Aggregation, the credits will then be subtracted from the Aggregated Meter for the same billing period. At the conclusion of the program year, excess generated energy shall be subtracted from the eligible charges on the Yearly Aggregated Meter and excess generated energy which cannot be applied via Monthly or Yearly Aggregation  shall be zeroed out with no further liability to the PUD and no credit to the customer for that balance.

(g) A meter requested to be aggregated shall not change its rate class or rate schedule as a result of Net Metering Aggregation.


Facilities smaller than 100 kW (Schedule 90)

This rate schedule is is for customers who cannot use all of their generation on an annual basis and wish to sell power back to the PUD.

RATE
The PUD shall purchase power from an eligible facility at a rate equal to the energy component of the retail rate at which the PUD provides electrical service to the facility. Energy component means the annual average cost in cents per kWh of electricity excluding any Washington State revenue taxes.

Such rate may be modified by Commission resolution, subject to the criteria set forth in the PUD’s Cogeneration and Small Power Production Service Policy, and FERC rules adopted pursuant to PURPA, Section 210.


Facilities larger than 100 kW

Click here for information about customer-owned generation for facilities that generate more than 100 kW.


Retail electric vehicle charging (Schedule 83)

AVAILABILITY
This schedule (“Schedule”) is available in all territory served by the PUD for publicly available electric vehicle charging equipment that is operated by the PUD.

RATE
The amount due for each charging session shall be the sum of the Energy Charge and the Idle Charge.

  • Energy Charge: 35 cents per kWh
  • Idle Charge: 39 cents per minute of occupancy after 10 minutes of inactivity

ADJUSTMENTS, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, AND ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SERVICE
Service under this Schedule is subject to the limitations on liability and other terms and conditions of service defined in the PUD’s electric service regulations and Rate Schedule 82.

TAX ADDITIONS
The above rates are subject to proportional increases to compensate for any gross revenue tax imposed by any municipal body or other governmental body having jurisdiction upon the PUD.

BPA COST ADJUSTMENT
From time to time, the Bonneville Power Administration (“BPA”) adjusts its wholesale power and transmission rates to the PUD. At the discretion of the Commission, the rates in this Schedule may be adjusted to reflect BPA rate adjustments, either up or down, on the same date the BPA rate changes become effective. The adjusted rate will be developed by incorporating the BPA cost change into the Electric Cost of Service Model and rate design policies adopted by the Commission in the most recent rate proceeding.

Effective date: June 1, 2021

NOTE: The Everett municipal utility tax will apply, and actual retail rates paid include taxes.