Or. Admin. R. 860-084-0100 - Solar Photovoltaic Pilot Programs

(1) Each electric company must establish pilot programs to demonstrate the use and effectiveness of volumetric incentive rates and payments for electricity delivered from qualifying solar photovoltaic systems.
(2) Each electric company must offer a net metering option under the pilot program. This option has the following characteristics:
(a) Eligible systems installed on the customer side of the service meter;
(b) Volumetric incentive rates established by Commission order;
(c) Volumetric incentive rate payments for payable generation;
(d) Excess generation donated to the electric company's low income bill assistance program;
(e) Capacity of eligible systems sized to generate energy up to 90 percent of the actual usage in the 12 most recent billing periods at the premises where the eligible system will be installed;
(f) Capacity of eligible systems with less than 12 billing periods of actual usage for existing premises or new construction sized to generate energy up to 90 percent of the annual usage by a similarly-situated customer or by a utility-provided load estimation document as determined by the utility;
(g) Capacity of eligible systems for irrigation or agriculture customers sized up to 90 percent of average usage during a normal 12-month billing period as determined by the utility; and
(h) The methodologies used to estimate the usage if there is no sufficient actual usage to size the system must be consistent with the methodologies used by the Energy Trust of Oregon, the Oregon Department of Energy, or other methodologies acceptable to the Commission.
(3) Each electric company must offer a volumetric incentive rate bid option under the pilot program. This option has the following characteristics:
(a) Volumetric incentive rate paid to each retail electricity consumer is established by a successful bid for capacity in the volumetric incentive rate pilot program; and
(b) Volumetric incentive rate payments for 100 percent of payable generation net of system requirements.
(4) Retail electricity consumers eligible for each pilot program option will be defined by Commission order.

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Or. Admin. R. 860-084-0100
PUC 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-10; PUC 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-30-11

Stat Auth: ORS 757.360 - 757.380

Stats. Implemented: ORS 757.360 - 757.380

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