Customer Generation

Net Metering Rate

Net metering is a billing method offered to eligible renewable distributed generation facilities located in MidAmerican Energy's Iowa and Illinois service territories. An eligible facility is rated up to 500 kilowatts in the company's Iowa service territory or up to 2,000 kilowatts in the Illinois service territory, which is powered by alternate energy sources such as solar, wind, dedicated crops grown for electricity generation, anaerobic digestion of livestock or food processing waste, or hydroelectric energy.

With net metering, energy delivered to MidAmerican Energy at the metering location is subtracted from the energy consumed (kilowatt-hour consumed minus kilowatt-hour delivered). If a customer consumes more energy than it delivers, the resulting net kilowatt-hour is billed to the customer at the same electric rate at which the customer normally purchases its energy from MidAmerican Energy. If the customer delivers excess energy to MidAmerican Energy's electric distribution system during the billing period, net metering provides the customer energy credits that can be stored in the customer's account for future use in subsequent billing periods.

Customers interested in net metering must complete and submit a net metering application (Illinois only), and must then complete the interconnection process as described on the customer generation page. The net metering application (Illinois only), and applicable net metering tariffs and frequently asked questions for each state are:

Iowa Net Billing FAQs
Iowa Net Billing Tariff

Illinois Net Metering Application
Illinois Net Metering FAQs
Illinois Net Metering Tariff

Contact Information
Questions? Call 888-427-5632 for additional distributed generation information.

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Rates and provisions included in the electronically posted tariffs are subject to revision. Notification of proposed changes to electronically posted tariffs is not provided through this website.