Net Metering & Renewable Credit
Interested in Net Metering or Renewable Credit?
Peninsula Light Co. offers Net Metering or Renewable Credit to customers who wish to generate their own electricity with fuel cells or solar, wind or hydro powered electric systems of 25 kilowatts or less in generating capacity. The Net Metering Agreement must be signed and returned to PenLight in order to receive applicable credits.
Net Metering Agreement (pdf)
Net Metering & Interconnection
Once Peninsula Light Co. reviews and approves a customer-owned electric generation system, net metering allows a customer to be connected to the utility's distribution system so that any excess electricity generated by a customer can be credited to the customer's next bill at the same rate they are charged for electricity.
Last year, the Legislature passed a new law (SB 5101) providing another financial incentive for small renewable resource generators. The law provides a tax credit under the public utility excise tax to the local utility that serves a renewable resource self-generator, which is passed through to the self-generator. The way it works is that the self-generator must first interconnect to their local utility. The local utility then gets a tax credit against in its public utility excise tax based on the amount of generation. The full amount of the tax credit is then passed through, dollar for dollar, to the customer. In order to receive any applicable credits you must apply with the Department of Revenue (DOR). Once the DOR approves and certifies your system you will then need to supply PenLight with the documentation. For more information visit the DOR, Washington State Legislature or call 1.800.647.7706.
Renewable Credit Requirements (pdf)
Annual Incentive Payment Application (pdf)
Cost RecoveryCertification Application (pdf)
Tax Incentives for the Production of Solar, Methane and Wind Power (pdf)
PV Meter Schematic (pdf)
Net Metering or Renewable Credit programs are available to customers who are interested in generating their own electricity & want to be connected to the utility's electrical system. Net Metering or Renewable Credit only applies to the following:
- Solar Systems
- Wind Systems
- Small Hydro Systems
- Fuel Cells
- Generating systems must be 25 kilowatts or less
Net Metering & Renewable Credit Information Packets are now available. To request, call (253) 857-1548.
You may find the following links helpful. www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/equipment/index.html or www.nwcommunityenergy.org or www.northwestsolarcenter.org or www.solarwashington.org
Couldn't make PenLight's Solar Energy Workshop? Here's what went on. (pdf)
Ready to sign up for Net Metering?
You will need to complete our Net Metering Agreement (pdf) and fax or mail it to PLC:
Peninsula Light Co.
PO Box 78
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-0078
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