Customers

Net-Metering

The Lakeland Electric Net Metering Program is for customers who choose to add solar renewable generation to their homes or businesses. Customers with their own renewable generation offset the electricity they would have purchased from Lakeland Electric.

The Lakeland Electric Net Metering Program is for customers who choose to add solar renewable generation to their homes or businesses. Customers with personal renewable generation offset the electricity they will have to purchase from Lakeland Electric.

What is Net Metering?
Lakeland Electric net metering is the condition where the energy being received from a customer-owned generator is metered separately from the energy being delivered to the customer and is credited back to the customer at the full retail rate.

How does the Net Metering Program work?
Customers are charged for the metered kWh received from Lakeland Electric during each month. Customers are credited for the metered kWh sent to Lakeland Electric each month.

Lakeland Electric offers net metering to residential customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) and to commercial customers who install PV systems up to 500 kW.

What is Interconnection of a PV system?
PV interconnection occurs when a solar powered generating system is installed on the customer side of the utility meter and operates alongside the utility’s electrical service to the property. The energy produced by this generator is primarily intended to offset part or all of a customer's annual electricity requirements.


Lakeland Electric customers who wish to participate in the Lakeland Electric Net Metering Program must be informed of the following:

 

  • A list of standards has been approved by nationally recognized professional organizations that address the design, installation, and operation of solar PV systems. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure compliance with such standards. 
  •  These standards and utility terms for interconnection and net metering are specified in two separate documents titled:

(a) "Agreement for parallel connection of a small sized photo-voltaic generator with the City of Lakeland’s Electric Distribution System."  Residential Customers
(b) “Agreement for parallel connection of a medium sized photo-voltaic generator with the City of Lakeland’s Electric Distribution System.”  Commercial Customers

Any customer, whether residential or commercial, who wishes to participate in the program is required to review, sign and abide by the requirements of one of these agreements. 

More Information

All requests for PV interconnection or request for information should be referred to:


Micheal Vann - Engineering Supervisor

Michael.Vann@lakelandelectric.com