Net Metering Policies in Texas
This past summer, interns in Public Citizen‘s Texas office were busy calling utility companies (including rural electric cooperatives and municipally owned utilities) to find out what their policies were on net-metering.
Net-metering is an arrangement by which excess renewable electricity produced by consumers who own (generally small) renewable energy facilities, such as wind, solar power or home fuel cells, is supplied to the electrical utility grid, causing the customer’s electric meter to spin backwards and generate credit to the customer’s electric utility account
What the policies are for customers to connect to the grid and how any credits are assessed to them for their excess energy is the subject of this report. To read our report, click here.