Net Metering Rider


All qualified customers in the area served by the Cooperative.


Applicable to all Customers desiring to install solar photovoltaic, fuel cell or wind generation and/or to sell electrical energy to the Cooperative produced by a distributed generation facility connected after January 1, 2016. The solar photovoltaic, fuel cell or wind generation must be eligible for participation subject to terms and provisions of O.C.G.A. § 46-3-50 et seq. (Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act of 2001).

A distributed generation facility must:

  1. Be owned and operated by a Customer of the Cooperative for production of electrical energy, and
  2. Be located on the Customer’s premises, and
  3. Be connected to and operate in parallel with the Cooperative’s distribution facilities, and
  4. Be intended primarily to offset part or all of the Customer’s requirement for electricity, and
  5. Have peak generating capacity of not more than 10 kW for residential applications and not more than 100 kW for commercial applications. Larger applications are at the sole discretion of the Cooperative.
  6. Use solar photovoltaic system, fuel cell or wind generation

Incremental Service Cost:

The Customer agrees to cover all incremental service costs billed monthly as outlined below.

Incremental Service Costs $10.00 per month

For Commercial/Industrial customers on the MBS rate, the incremental service costs will be determined on a case by case basis by the Cooperative.

Incremental service costs for MBS customers will include:

  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Customer Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Administrative & General
  • Taxes
  • Capital Costs - Allocated Plant
  • Capital Costs - Direct Plant

Payment for Energy:

Payments for power purchased from distributed generation shall be as described below.

Whenever the Customer’s consumption exceeds the electricity generated by the Customer’s distributed generation system, that electricity is supplied by the Cooperative. All electricity supplied by the Cooperative shall be billed by the Cooperative in accordance with its tariffs plus the INCREMENTAL SERVICE COST.

Whenever the electricity generated by the Customer’s distributed generation exceeds the Customer’s consumption, that excess electricity is credited by the Cooperative. All electricity credited by the Cooperative will be credited at AVOIDED ENERGY COST, with this kWh credit appearing on the bill for the billing period.

In the event the customer develops a credit balance during a billing period, the credit balance will be applied to the next month’s billing charges. Each December the account will be cleared of any credit balance by the issuance of a check for the credit balance to the customer.

Additional energy may be purchased by the Cooperative at a cost agreed to by it and the Customer-Provider.

Avoided Energy Costs:

Credits made to the customer for generation onto the Cooperative’s distribution system will be calculated as follows:

Total Avoided Energy Cost=Base Charge at Generator+Transmission Line Loss Avoided Costs at Substation+Distribution Line Loss at Customer

2024 Avoided Energy Cost = $0.0408 per kWh

Safety, Power Quality and Interconnection Requirements:

The Customer shall be responsible for ensuring a safe and reliable interconnection with the Cooperative system and all costs incurred therein. The Cooperative has available, upon request, a Bulletin setting forth criteria for interconnection including system protection requirements, power quality and operating guidelines. The Customer should be familiar with the Bulletin and follow all procedures. Each interconnection request is handled individually by the Cooperative.

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