Duke Energy Kentucky has two tiers for net metering systems: Any accrued credits will be reset to zero on May 31st each year and cannot be used to offset Basic Facilities Charges or Demand Charges. Most residential customers have Level 1 systems. Most residential customers will have a system that is sized at 20 kW or less, in which case customers must first submit a Pre-Application request with a nonrefundable $300 fee. << /Linearized 1 /L 138192 /H [ 1710 422 ] /O 13 /E 135911 /N 1 /T 137929 >> As a result, Duke Energy’s net metering cap varies depending on the state in which it is operating. Furthermore, the Duke Energy Carolina’s minimum system method study is rife with errors. Once installed, a copy of the inspection and the Certification of Completion form must be sent to Duke Energy in order for the customer to receive permission to operate the system once the meter has been set. ¦¯ô‰Ûi¢ºGÔ¸¡ˆPó˜¥�0õLà¨&ö5UàxL„gì{~X¼ œæİàNn!Lk”xyH´ííí¢c+ì�è¬HÙø½ì]}¥¢¿M°0È|gÄg EnergyBot analyzes and tracks energy rates in real time to help you find the best rate for your business. At the end of each calendar year, Duke Energy credits the customer for any unused net metering credits at an annual rate based on the COG-1 tariff. Nationwide, the trend in utility proposals to increase the fixed charge rate is leading to many rejections (see in-depth chart on fixed charge rate trends at end of blog), one notable example was the withdrawal of the Gulf Power fixed charge proposal that SACE contested in 2017. Several public hearings on the proposed change are scheduled throughout the state in January with a final hearing in Raleigh on February 19 (changed to) February 27 to hear expert testimony. To start, a customer must submit a Pre-Application Report request with a nonrefundable $300 fee. The following example shows a detailed breakdown of the costs using a current 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) monthly residential bill as of Sept. 1, 2012. The customer is separately responsible for paying the monthly connection charge. Duke Energy actually believes that its monthly charge should be higher than $17.79, recommending a “target” of $23.78. For interconnection for customers with Tier 1 solar panel systems (generating 10 kW or less), there is no application fee, disconnect switch or insurance requirement associated with this system size. Is this a fair fee? In South Carolina, excess energy credits not used to offset electricity needs in the current month can be carried forward to the next billing month. After these documents are submitted, Duke Energy will grant approval to install the solar panel system at which time a disconnect switch will be installed. Shouldn’t solar be the same? Duke is replacing poles on Highway 26 Trenton Florida, 3 am smoke pouring out of my 1000 dollar generator transfer switch.