Please call our Engineering /Planning Director, 402 564 2821, before proceeding with any renewable energy generation projects.
To qualify as a new metering installation the following conditions and understanding must be met by the generator
A policy for the interconnection and net metering of small renewable energy generation installed by retail customers whose electric service is supplied by Cornhusker Public Power District. This policy is consistent with Nebraska Revised Statutes 70-2001 through 70-2005.
Net metering shall mean: The measured difference between the electricity supplied to a retail customer by Cornhusker Public Power District and the electricity generated by the same retail customer and delivered to the Cornhusker Public Power District at the same point of interconnection.
This policy shall be applicable to all retail customers as follows:
Any retail customer having a total installed aggregate nameplate generating capacity, from single or multiple generators of twenty-five kilowatts (25 KW) or less at a single site. Qualified generation above 25 KW will be considered on a case by case basis. The size of the renewable energy generator above 25 KW that may be allowed to interconnect with the Cornhusker Public Power District distribution system will be based on service capacity size and consumptive usage and based on Cornhusker Public Power District approved interconnection standards. Units above 25 KW will not be offered net metering by the District.
The net metered renewable generator must use methane, solar, wind, biomass or hydropower resources as its fuel source.
Is located on premises that are owned, operated, leased or otherwise controlled by the retail customer.
The renewable generator must operate in parallel with the Cornhusker Public Power District’s electric distribution system.
Is intended primarily to offset part, or all, of the retail customer’s requirements for electric energy at the location of the generation and not at another location.
Meets all safety and performance requirements of the Cornhusker Public Power District and applicable federal, state, and local regulations and interconnection standards.
A single meter or smart metering system shall be used to measure the flow of energy to and from the retail customer. If the customer’s meter is not capable of measuring the flow of electricity in both directions, Cornhusker Public Power District will provide and install such a meter or will utilize the use of a smart metering system that serves the same function. Energy use and energy generated will be calculated by the meter. Additional meters may be installed at the expense of Cornhusker Public Power District and may be used to generate data for research purposes and not for billing purposes.
How bills and generation credits are calculated
In months when the customer/member generates more electricity than is consumed, all such excess energy, expressed as a monetary credit equal to the avoided cost which is defined by Cornhusker Public Power District as the average wholesale energy cost per kilowatt hour for Cornhusker Public Power District for the month of generation. Monetary credits shall be applied to monthly bills of the customer-generator for the preceding monthly period and shall offset the cost of energy owed by the customer-generator.
A retail customer receiving service under this policy will be subject to the same retail rate schedule as those retail customers who are not generators. Retail customers subject to this policy shall remain responsible for all other charges associated with the retail rate schedule including, but not limited to, monthly minimum charges, customer charges, horsepower charges, meter charges, facilities charges, demand charges and surcharges. To reiterate: if the retail customer’s energy use exceeds the energy the customer generates, then the statement will reflect a retail charge for only the energy used beyond what was offset by the customer’s generation.
At the end of each calendar year, any excess monetary credit balance shall be paid out to coincide with the final bill of each calendar year so as to effectively negate any monetary credit carry-forwards being applied to the first billing period of any subsequent year.
If the total generating capacity of all retail customers using net metering is equal to or in exceeds one percent (1%) of the capacity necessary to meet Cornhusker Public Power District’s average aggregate customer monthly peak demand forecast for the calendar year, Cornhusker Public Power District may deny net metering service to additional retail customers.
Customer Generators are asked to fill out a survey on an annual basis to provide data on costs and record of maintenance, cost of system installation and other issues pertinent to running a successful generation system.