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Lookup Value?: Net Meter

From Lookup Field?: Electric Lookups

Definition (May contain conditions that must apply)

Net metering is an electric service that allows electricity generated on a consumer’s site (“on-site”) to offset that consumer’s use. This generation can include (generally small) renewable energy facilities (such as wind, solar power, fuel cells or hydro). Net meters might also be used with energy storage devices such as batteries (stand alone or for electric vehicles). Net meters can “spin backwards” such that at the end of the billing period, the consumer only pays for its use, less what it produced (i.e., the “net”).


Page Revision Date: Nov 29 2016

Form: LookupValue


  1. 4/27/16 - Added per DOE PV installation data initiative.
  2. 6/21/16 BOD Approval. Set to Active.