What is Net Energy Metering (NEM)?

Net Energy Metering (NEM) is the rate structure the City uses to bill Distributed Generation (DG) customers. With NEM, the customer’s energy usage is netted out. For example, if you produce more energy than you need, the excess will be put into the grid and you will be credited. When your system is not producing enough energy to match your consumption (like at night), you would purchase your energy from the grid. Read the Net Energy Metering Distributed Generation Tariff (PDF) for an in-depth look at the City’s NEM with a Fixed Wires Fee rate structure.Net Energy Metering Diagram

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1. Can I install a wind generator or solar panels on my home?
2. How does this affect my bill?
3. I heard the City is looking at a community solar option. How is that different from DG?
4. What is Distributed Generation (DG)?
5. What is Net Energy Metering (NEM)?
6. What is required if I decide to install a Distributed Generation (DG) system?
7. Why are there so many requirements for Distributed Generation (DG) interconnection?