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Rule 4901:1-21-13 | Net metering contracts.


(A) An electric services company providing retail electric generation service may offer net metering to its customers by developing a contract for net metering that is consistent with the requirements of rules 4901:1-21-11 and 4901:1-21-12 of the Administrative Code. Such contract shall be made available upon request to qualifying customer generators.

(1) A qualifying customer generator is one whose generating facilities are:

(a) Fueled by solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, or hydropower, or use a microturbine or a fuel cell.

(b) Located on a customer generator's premises.

(c) Operated in parallel with the electric utility's transmission and distribution facilities.

(d) Intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer generator's requirements for electricity.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (A)(1) of this rule, a hospital, as defined in section 3701.01 of the Revised Code, may become a qualifying customer generator by meeting the requirements of paragraphs (A)(1)(b) and (A)(1)(c) of this rule.

(3) Net metering arrangements shall be made available regardless of the date the customer's generating facility was installed.

(B) Net metering shall be accomplished using a single meter capable of registering the flow of electricity in each direction. A customer's existing single-register meter that is capable of registering the flow of electricity in both directions satisfies this requirement. If the customer's existing electrical meter is not capable of measuring the flow of electricity in two directions, the customer generator shall be responsible for all expenses involved in purchasing and installing such a meter.

Last updated February 2, 2024 at 8:03 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4928.06, 4928.10, 4928.67
Amplifies: 4928.67
Five Year Review Date: 7/18/2020
Prior Effective Dates: 9/18/2000, 1/1/2004, 10/22/2007