20.50.10.01

.01 General.

A. Net Energy Metering. An electric company shall provide net metering of electric service to eligible customer-generators using a meter capable of net energy metering until the rated generating capacity of all eligible customer-generators in the State reaches 1,500 megawatts.

B. Maximum Size of Electric Generating System ó Net Metering. An electric company may not provide net energy metering to an eligible customer-generator operating an electric generating system that has a rated capacity of more than 2 megawatts.

C. Micro Combined Heat and Power Electric Generating System. An electric company may not provide net energy metering to an eligible customer-generator operating a micro combined heat and power electric generating system that has a rated capacity of more than 30 kilowatts.

D. Qualifying for Net Energy Metering.

(1) In order to initially qualify for net energy metering:

(a) An eligible customer-generator shall comply with the provisions of COMAR 20.50.09; and

(b) The eligible customer-generatorís proposed electric generating system may not exceed 200 percent of the eligible customer-generatorís baseline annual usage.

(2) Upgraded Electric Generating Systems.

(a) When an eligible customer-generator receiving net energy metering proposes an upgrade to an existing electric generating system, an electric company shall re-evaluate the baseline annual usage to determine whether the electric generating system continues to meet the requirements of §D(1)(b) of this regulation.

(b) If the eligible customer-generatorís upgraded electric generating system does not meet the requirements of §D(1)(b) of this regulation, an electric company may discontinue net energy metering.