Indiana Administrative Code
Rule 4.2 - Net Metering
Section 4.2-1 - Definitions

Universal Citation: 170 IN Admin Code 4.2-1

Current through June 21, 2023

Authority: IC 8-1-1-3

Affected: IC 8-1-2-1; IC 8-1-37-4

Sec. 1.

(a) The definitions in this section apply throughout this rule.

(b) "Commission" means the Indiana utility regulatory commission.

(c) "Customer" means a person, firm, corporation, municipality, or other government agency that has agreed, orally or otherwise, to pay for electric service received from an investor-owned electric utility.

(d) "Eligible net metering energy resource" means the following:

(1) A renewable energy resource as defined in IC 8-1-37-4(a)(1) through IC 8-1-37-4(a)(8).

(2) Other emerging renewable energy technologies the commission determines appropriate.

(e) "In good standing" means a customer:

(1) whose account is not more than thirty (30) days in arrears; and

(2) who does not have legal orders outstanding pertaining to his or her investor-owned electric utility.

(f) "Interconnection" or "interconnected" means the physical, parallel connection of a net metering facility with a distribution facility of an investor-owned electric utility.

(g) "Investor-owned electric utility" means a utility:

(1) that is financed by the sale of securities; and

(2) whose business operations are overseen by a board representing their shareholders.

(h) "Name plate capacity" means the full-load continuous rating of a generator under specified conditions as designated by the manufacturer. For an inverter-based net metering facility, name plate capacity means the aggregate output rating of all inverters in the facility, measured in kW.

(i) "Net metering" means measurement of the difference between the electricity that is supplied by the investor-owned electric utility to a net metering customer and the electricity that is supplied back to the investor-owned electric utility by a net metering customer.

(j) "Net metering customer" means a customer in good standing that owns and operates an eligible net metering energy resource facility that:

(1) has a nameplate capacity less than or equal to one (1) megawatt (MW), or more at the investor-owned electric utility's sole discretion;

(2) is located on the net metering customer's premises; and

(3) is used primarily to offset all or part of the net metering customer's own annual electricity requirements.

(k) "Net metering facility" means an arrangement of equipment for the production of electricity from an eligible net metering energy resource, that is owned and operated by a net metering customer.

(l) "Parallel" means the designed operation of the net metering facility, interconnection equipment, and the investor-owned electric utility's system where the instantaneous flow of electrical energy may automatically occur in either direction across the interconnection point between the net metering facility and the investor-owned electric utility's distribution system.

(m) "System emergency" means a condition on an investor-owned electric utility's system reasonably likely to result in at least one (1) of the following:

(1) A significant disruption of service to a customer.

(2) A substantial deviation from a normal service standard.

(3) An endangerment to life or property.

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission; 170 IAC 4-4.2-1; filed Oct 22, 2004, 11:00 a.m.: 28 IR 786; readopted filed Nov 12, 2010, 2:53 p.m.: 20101208-IR-170100605RFA; filed Jun 16, 2011, 8:44 a.m.: 20110713-IR-170100662FRA; errata filed Aug 2, 2011, 2:16 p.m.: 20110817-IR-170100662ACA; readopted filed Aug 2, 2013, 2:16 p.m.: 20130828-IR-170130227RFA

Readopted filed 4/11/2019, 9:04 a.m.: 20190508-IR-170190136RFA

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