[Ok-sus] Oklahoma Rebates and Incentives Summary-Solar installation

David Nordahl dnordahl at electricgreensolar.com
Fri Sep 21 09:43:29 CDT 2012

I believe the kwh per year pertains to overage production exported to 
the grid.  I know of several commercial/institutional systems in the 
state that produce more than that per year.  A utility has no way of 
knowing how much of energy produced is consumed on site unless they do a 
dual meter, and no utility in Oklahoma that I know of requires that.

On 09/21/2012 09:33 AM, Michael Givel wrote:
> Thank you. This is quite helpful.  This reconfirms the net metering 
> standards that I just posted. Namely:
> http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=OK01R&re=0&ee=0
> Specifically, the current system capacity for a producer is: 100 kW or 
> 25,000 kWh/year (whichever is less) and this was last adopted (OAC 
> Section 165:40-9) in 5/23/1988!
> Setting aside that it is now 24 years later and the technology has 
> advanced quite a bit since (to put it mildly), this is not much of a 
> significant incentive to go solar PV. When will this all change and 
> will OGE among others help to change it, I would ask.
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: David Nordahl
>     Sent: Sep 21, 2012 8:56 AM
>     To: Michael Givel
>     Cc: ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org
>     Subject: Re: Oklahoma Rebates and Incentives Summary-Solar
>     installation
>     A current list of federal/state incentives for any given area is
>     maintained at: http://www.dsireusa.org/
>     On 09/21/2012 07:50 AM, Michael Givel wrote:
>>     http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-rebates-and-incentives/oklahoma/
>>     Executive Summary:
>>       "Oklahoma Rebates and Incentives Summary
>>       <http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-rebates-and-incentives/oklahoma/oklahoma-solar-incentives-summary>
>>    
>>     <http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-rebates-and-incentives/oklahoma/oklahoma-solar-incentives-summary>The
>>     Oklahoma renewable energy industry could use some serious
>>     improvement coming into 2012.  It’s safe to say that Oklahoma has
>>     yet to give the solar industry any leadership with a renewable
>>     energy standard (RES). Only recently in May 2010 has Oklahoma
>>     adopted a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) with some pretty
>>     lack luster goals.
>>     The goal of Oklahoma’s RPS has only set the bar at 15 percent of
>>     it’s energy generated by renewables by 2015 as compared to the
>>     nation’s renewable leader, California, who has established an RPS
>>     goal of 20 percent of their energy generated by renewables by
>>     2010 (and met it) with even more ambitions to produce 33 percent
>>     by 2020. Also, there are no interim targets for their renewable
>>     energy production, and the goal of 15 percent doesn’t extend past
>>     2015 essentially allowing for Oklahoma to fall back into a
>>     non-renewable dependence. This doesn’t even get to the limited
>>     number of incentives offered by the state to encourage renewable
>>     growth.
>>     Although the state does have anet-metering program
>>     <http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-rebates-and-incentives/oklahoma/oklahoma-net-metering>,
>>     and a fair amount of good incentives to commercial business
>>     toupgrade their facilities to zero carbon emissions
>>     <http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-rebates-and-incentives/oklahoma/zero-emission-facilities-production-tax-credit>,
>>     again Oklahoma falls well short by comparison to most states in
>>     the number of incentives, rebates, tax breaks, and loan programs
>>     that will only give consumers a reason to jump on the green band
>>     wagon."
>>     Quote about net metering: "Under Order 326195, the Oklahoma
>>     Corporate Commission (OCC) has mandated that all investor owned
>>     utilities (IOU) and electric cooperatives under the OCC’s
>>     jurisdiction offer a net-metering program to eligible renewable
>>     systems owners since 1988. Net-metering is available to all
>>     customer classes with no limit on the aggregate net-metered
>>     capacity, but there is a system capacity limit of 100 kilowatts
>>     (kW), 25,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, or whichever is less."

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