For small renewable generation systems, the member is credited for the power that is generated back to the grid by a “net metering” process.
The meter on the facility is changed to an electronic meter that records the power the member draws off the grid and the amount of power the member generates back on to the grid. The two readings are used to determine the billing.
The Cooperative bills the Member for the energy supplied by the Cooperative over and above the energy supplied by the Member. This process occurs during each billing period according to the Cooperative’s applicable retail rate schedule.
If/when the energy supplied by the Member exceeds the energy supplied by the Cooperative during a billing period, the monthly charge and/or minimum bill of the retail rate schedule shall be billed by the Cooperative. If the energy placed on to the grid is greater than the amount drawn from the grid, the excess energy shall be credited at an avoided cost rate.