ComEd Removes 110% Cap from Net Metering Requirements

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Previously, participants in ComEd’s customer net metering program were only eligible to net meter a distributed generation system or enroll in a community solar subscription up to 110% of their annual electric usage. ComEd has removed this limitation on February 16, 2022 for Community Solar and March 1, 2022 for distributed generation and the cap is no longer reflected on the ComEd net metering website.

Participation in net metering is not required for a solar project to be eligible to participate in the Illinois Shines Program but is optional for ComEd customers who have a solar photovoltaic system on their home or business.

It is required for ComEd customers who wish to subscribe to a Community Solar project. The net metering program allows customers to use the production from their solar PV system or Community Solar subscription to offset their utility electricity bill.

Before the cap was removed, solar photovoltaic systems or Community Solar subscriptions that were sized greater than 110% of a customer’s annual electricity usage would be denied from participation in the net metering program until resized to remain under this limit. Now, ComEd customers who choose to install a solar photovoltaic system or subscribe to a Community Solar project that is over 110% of their previous 12 months of electricity usage will not be denied for net metering.

If this 110% cap affected you or you have specific questions about your solar project or Community Solar subscription, please contact the installer of your system or your Community Solar provider directly.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please reach out to the Illinois Shines Administrator at [email protected] or at 877-783-1820.