Net Metering Explained
Net metering captures the “net” energy used monthly by members with interconnected systems. “Net” is the difference between energy purchased from SECO and energy produced by the solar system. Members who produce more energy with their solar system than they actually use generate power back into SECO’s electric distribution system. These members who generate excess power are in essence small-scale wholesale power providers. Thus, they are credited by SECO for the power their solar systems produce at SECO’s wholesale rate.
- View SECO’s rate tariff for more details about net metering.
- Review the sample bill of a member with an interconnected solar system. On the bill, CR stands for credit (of excess solar power generated onto SECO’s system). PCA stands for Power Cost Adjustment. Learn more in our FAQs.
Have you done your homework and fully researched what it means to install and maintain a solar system? Check out our list of resources:
NREL – PVWatts – http://pvwatts.nrel.gov/
American Wind Energy Association – https://www.awea.org/
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners – http://www.nabcep.org/
Florida Solar Energy Industries Association – https://www.flaseia.org/
Florida Solar Energy Center – https://www.energyresearch.ucf.edu
Florida Statute on interconnection/net metering – https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?ID=25-6.065.
Florida Dept of Business & Professional Regulation – https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp?mode=0&SID