Setting Up Net Metering: A State-by-State Guide (Part 3)

When switching to solar power, net metering is a billing mechanism that provides a pathway to earn credits for excess energy provided to the grid.

Setting up net metering will involve a number of steps – you'll need to connect with your local solar installer for design and installation. You’ll need a solar energy system that meets certain guidelines and requirements.

Below, Geneverse continues with our blog series breaking down setting up net metering state by state. This blog will cover Nebraska through Pennsylvania. 


Nebraska offers a variety of programs for net metering. For instance, Nebraska Public Power District services customers using generators with 25kW or less can receive credits on their power bill. Cedar Knox Public Power District customers need to pass an inspection and sign an Interconnection and Service Agreement, not to mention furnish documentation proving $1,000,000 in liability insurance.


Nevada customers can set up net metering through NV Energy. First, you have to pass a local jurisdiction inspection and fill out an application through a program called PowerClerk. NV Energy will then inspect the solar energy system in addition to installing a bidirectional meter.

After the system is energized you will be placed on a net metering rate.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents looking to set up net metering can find information on the subject by visiting the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) website. If net metering is available in your area you will have to fill out an application, install a new meter, and enroll in any applicable program.

New Jersey

Solar energy system owners in New Jersey can contact local utility companies to set up net metering. After submitting your application, the utility company reviews it. They may require additional documentation. Once you’ve been approved, you can start the installation process, after which you would be required to submit a Certificate of Completion. Customers can start net metering once they have received Permission to Operate (PTO).

New Mexico

New Mexico residents looking to start net metering must submit applications and paperwork before interconnection. Once you receive approval from the state electrical inspector, you can begin net metering. Requirements may vary from utility provider to utility provider.

New York

New York does allow net metering – for residential solar systems up to 25 kW as well as non-residential solar projects not exceeding 750 kW. Customers with solar energy systems can send excess/unused energy back to the grid in order to receive credits on monthly utility bills.

North Carolina

Net metering customers in North Carolina can choose an installer and sign a contract with their chosen provider. You’ll have to schedule a site visit, complete and submit an Interconnect Request Form, as well as pay an application fee.

North Dakota

North Dakota net metering customers will have to set up a bidirectional meter and choose a solar installer. Once your solar energy system is installed you can set up net metering with your utility company.


Customers looking to set up net metering in Ohio must first install relevant equipment – which must be powered by a renewable energy source such as solar. Then you will have to connect to your local electric utility. You will also need a meter that records electricity flow in either direction. After submitting your application you will be ready to take advantage of net metering. 


Solar net metering in Oklahoma can be set up by having your provider connect your solar energy system to the grid. Your provider will give you a net metering application where you can enroll in a net metering policy. Once enrolled, check your energy bill to make sure that you're receiving your energy credits.


Solar owners in Oregon will have to make sure that their area offers net metering. Applicable installers will have you fill out and submit an application. You’ll have to acquire permits for installation, schedule an inspection, and install a meter. Your utility provider will give you confirmation when you can turn on your energy system.


Customers who wish to qualify for net metering in Pennsylvania must meet certain requirements. For one, you must consume energy on the same property where your solar panels are located. You must also use an investor-owned utility that currently offers a net metering program.

Time to Wrap Up – Check Out Part 4 Next Week!

Part 4 of our blog series will cover setting up net metering from Rhode Island through Wyoming. 

For those converting to solar, the Geneverse PowerPillar ESS can be paired with any net metering program, which will help you save on your monthly electricity bill, not to mention drastically reduce your reliance on the grid. Get in touch with Geneverse today to learn more about how our products and solutions can power your home for good.

About Geneverse: Geneverse is the most reliable and cost-efficient source for solar energy. Our PowerPillar ESS integrates solar power, battery storage, not to mention grid and generator power sources that help our customers get the most out of their energy storage investment – all at the most competitive pricing on the market. We craft complete home energy systems that power energy independence rain or shine in addition to portable solar products that provide decentralized power during emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about Geneverse and how we can bring protection and security to your family/household by visiting our website today.

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