Net-Metering

About Net-Metering 

Net-metering is the process of measuring the difference between the electricity supplied to a customer by their utility and the electricity fed back to the utility by a customer’s electric generation system (such as solar panels) during the customer's billing period. In Vermont, customers in the same utility service territory are allowed to form "groups" to share in the output of a net-metering system.

how net metering works, click for a simple explanation of the processThe Public Utility Commission regulates the construction and operation of net-metering systems. The Commission also reviews and approves utility net-metering tariffs, which govern the terms and conditions of net-metering service.

UPDATE - Longer Review Periods Possible for Net-Metering Registrations Filed in Green Mountain Power Service Territory on or After June 27, 2019 

Due to the unprecedented volume of net-metering registrations received at the end of June/early-July 2019, Green Mountain Power (“GMP”) has filed objections into many of these cases. The objections, usually in the form of a letter entitled “Request for Enlargement of Time”, state that GMP needs more time than the usual 10 business days to evaluate these registrations to make sure they can safely interconnect with the grid.

Applicants should be aware that if such a letter has been filed into their registration case on ePUC, their certificate of public good (“CPG”) will not automatically be deemed issued after 10 business days. Pursuant to Commission Rule 5.105(E), when an objection has been filed in a case, the applicant may not start construction of the project until the interconnection issue is resolved. Once the Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) determines that all interconnection issues in a case have been resolved, the Commission will issue an order deeming the CPG issued.

Useful Links

Vermont's Net-Metering Statute

Rule 5.100 - Rule Pertaining to Construction and Operation of Net-Metering Systems

Net-Metering Registration Guidance: Amendments and FAQs

2018 Biennial Update of Net-Metering Rate Adjustors

Standards and Procedures for Requests to Attribute Multiple Net-Metering Systems to a Group

Instructions on how to file CPG amendments, transfers, and extensions in ePUC

Search ePUC for Net-Metering CPGs

Net-Metering Forms

Net-Metering Registration Form

  • Form to use if filing with the Commission by 11:59 pm on June  30,  2019

  • Form to use if filing with the Commission after 11:59 pm on June  30,  2019

Net-Metering Application Form

  • Form to use if filing with the Commission by 11:59 pm on June  30,  2019

  • Form to use if filing with the Commission after 11:59 pm on June  30,  2019

Checklist - Applications for Net-Metering Systems Greater Than 50 kW and Not Located on a Roof or Hydroelectric Facility

Department of Public Service and Public Utility Commission Application Fee Form

Agency of Natural Resources Application Fee Form

Net-Metering Hearing Request Form

CPG Municipal Notice Form

Net-Metering CPG Transfer Form

Net-Metering CPG Transfer Form for Use by Companies

Tags: 

Contact Information

Judith C. Whitney
Clerk of the Commission
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05620-2701
(802) 828-2358
Email the Clerk │Office Location and Parking 
Public Records Database and PUC Records Officer Contact Information

Cases and ePUC

Calendar

Forms

Complaints

How do I?

Statutes and Rules