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Net Metering and Interconnection Standards

Net metering helps customers maximize their renewable energy investments. It enables customers to receive full retail credit on their utility bill for each kWh of electricity their system produces over the course of a year. At the end of an annualized period, the customer-generator will receive credit on their utility bill at the wholesale value of electricity for any excess generation that remains

Program Administrator:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
NJ Clean Energy Program

Applicable to:
All electric utility companies regulated by the NJBPU (PSE&G, JCP&L, Atlantic City Electric, and Rockland Electric) and electric suppliers or providers must offer net metering to retail customers that generate electricity through renewable systems.


To be eligible for net metering, the generating capacity of a system cannot exceed the customer’s annual electric needs. The interconnection rules are intended primarily for customer-generators that are eligible to net meter. The rules include three levels of review process dependent upon the size of the generator and other criteria

See program website for more information.

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