Se-Ma-No offers a Net Metering contract to members with solar or wind generation (distributed generation) which meets all necessary standards. The contracts are between Member/Owners and Se-Ma-No Electric.
For more information, contact Jeff Hanger at 417-924-3291.
Se-Ma-No Electric supports sound renewable energy, however, we do ask our members to do their homework
before spending thousands of dollars to add solar, wind or any type of renewable energy source to their home.
- Missouri’s net metering act requires retail electric suppliers to make net metering available to customers who have their own electric generation units that meet certain criteria, one of which is that the unit is powered by renewable energy resources.
- Net metering is where the customer gets credit for the electricity he/she generates in lieu of electricity supplied by the electric utility. Net metering provides the best of both worlds for consumers who choose to invest in renewable energy technology: they have the security of grid connection, but are also compensated for the excess power they produce that’s fed into the grid.
- Se-Ma-No Electric has a net-metering agreement for interconnection of a distributed generation source. Our policy, agreement and application reflect the standards set by the Net-Metering and Easy Connect Act (ECA).
- Net metering is available to customers on a first-come, first-served basis until the total rated generating capacity of the net-metering systems equals 5 percent of the utility’s single-hour peak load during the previous year.
- Simple interconnection procedures that standardize interconnection for all Missourians are necessary to promote the use of renewable energy in Missouri. The ECA makes it easier and more cost-effective for Missourians to connect small renewable energy systems to the grid.
- Se-Ma-No Electric supports sound renewable energy. We just ask that our members do their homework before spending thousands of dollars to add solar, wind or any type of renewable energy source to their home. For more information, please contact Jeff Hanger at the cooperative 417-924-3291.
DG systems must be located behind the meter on premises owned or controlled by member
Each qualified electric energy generation unit used by a customer-generator shall meet all applicable safety, performance, interconnection, and reliability standards established by any local code authorities, the National Electrical Code, the National Electrical Safety Code, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Underwriters Laboratories for distributed generation
All costs for metering associated with net metering are to be borne by owner of the DG system; utility is required to provide the option to pay for the cost of metering for one year
Net Excess @ Avoided Fuel Cost (Avoided Cost)
Credits expire on rolling 12 months
Change of ownership results in a new application/metering agreement
Coop must annually report to governing body (cooperative board) about DG on system
• Total number of DG units connected
• Total estimated generating capacity in kW
• Total estimated net kWh received on to system
DG owners must be on the same electric rate charged to all members within the same class, cannot discriminate against DG owners by charging extra fee
Net metering is available on a first come, first served basis. Once utility reaches a total of 5% of their previous season, single-hour peak load, they are not required to add new net metering accounts; however, in a given calendar year, no utility is required to add new net metering accounts once they have reached 1% of their previous season, single-hour peak load.
Utility must annually disclose to members the availability of net metering
DG system size is limited to 100 kW & less – net metering is not an option for larger systems as they may fall under PURPA guidelines
Member applications for net metering must be approved (or denied) and returned to member within the times listed below
• >10 kW – 30 days
• 10-100 kW – 90 days