Generate Your Own Solar or Wind Power
Solar and wind power systems are a great way to reduce energy costs, increase property values and sustain the environment. Advanced solar panel and wind turbine technologies are more broadly available, while government incentives and manufacturer financing programs make it easier than ever to install your own system. We have a Net Energy Metering Service tariff that makes it even more attractive to use solar photovoltaic, small wind turbines and other renewable energy resources to generate electricity.
Net Energy Metering Service
Are You Eligible? Yes, if you are one of our customers in the state of Ohio.
What is the Net Energy Metering Service: Our net energy metering service is a special billing rate, also known as an electric service tariff. It applies to customers who generate their own electricity using private equipment that is connected to our utility systems. Your equipment must be fueled by a renewable energy resource (solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, or hydropower) or use a micro-turbine or a fuel cell. Your equipment must be located on your property behind the meter, and is designed to offset part or all of your electrical needs.
How to Get Started: Submit a Net Energy Metering Service application, you’ll sign an Interconnection Agreement with to activate the tariff.
Why participate: Our net metering service credits your bill for energy your equipment generates. If you generate more energy than you use, we apply the leftover credit to future months when you use more electricity than your equipment produces. If you have a Competitive Retail Electric Service (CRES) provider, contact your CRES provider to learn how the excess electricity is addressed since the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio can't regulate their rates under Electric Choice.
As our customer, you or your business may want to generate your own power to supplement the electricity you purchase from us. This is called "distributed generation" or "self generation.”
We define two types of customer-owned distributed generation systems:
- Utility Connected Generating System: Your solar panels, wind turbine or other energy generating equipment is connected to our transmission and distribution systems.
- Standalone Generating Systems: Your equipment is not connected to our transmission and distribution systems. Typically, the equipment is a portable or standby generator that supplies backup power to a building during a power outage.
There are many important considerations to take into account before Installing Generating Equipment. We are ready to work with you on the safe and reliable interconnection of your electric generating equipment with our system.