Indiana's Netmetering Administrative Code & Summary
This discussion provides the official Administrative Code for our state's netmetering law and Interconnection. Indiana Administrative Code TITLE 170 INDIANA UTILITY REGULATORY COMMISSION Latest Update: November 5, 2008.
Document 1: Summary of Netmetering
Document 2: Article 4 "Electric Utilities," of Indiana Administrative Code TITLE 170 IURC.
Document 3: What is Net Metering F.A.Q sheet.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has developed rules for small scale renewable power projects. The net metering rule applies to the five large investor-owned utilities (Duke Energy, IPL, I&M, NIPSCO and Vectren Energy Delivery). The capacity limit per device is 10 kW (See Rule 4.2 under section 4 in the link to our administrative rules: http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/title170.html
). For installations over 10 kW, Rule 4.1 would apply. This rule specifies that energy produced from a qualifying facility is required to be purchased by the utility at their avoided cost (again this applies to the five investor-owned utilities). Rule 4.3 spells out the process on interconnection for any sized facility. Customers interested in net metering or in constructing a qualifying facility should contact their utility. If there are conflicts, please let us know.
The Indiana Energy Office is another state agency in this area—it handles grant programs. Questions about Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency should be directed to Paul Cummings. Please contact him at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-232-7578.
Chief Technical Advisor RTO/FERC Issues
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission