As a customer with on-site renewable generation, you may be eligible to transfer excess generation if you have excess energy credits. Service agreements are eligible to receive credit transfers if they meet the criteria listed in Idaho Power’s Schedule 84, 6 or 8. These criteria include:
- Excess energy credits must be available.
- Service agreements must be held by the customer and be for the customer’s use.
- Service agreements must be on the same contiguous property and be served by the same primary feeder as the customer generation (i.e. on-site generation or net metering) service agreements.
- Transfers can only occur between Residential and Small General Service accounts (Schedules 1, 6, 7 and 8) or between Large Commercial, Industrial, and Irrigation accounts (Schedules 9, 19 and 24).
Fill out an Excess Energy Credit Transfer Request form (available December 2019). To complete the form you will need a copy of your December 2019 bill. Requests must be received by Idaho Power no later than midnight, Mountain Standard Time, on Jan. 31, 2020, to be eligible for transfer in 2020.
Each year, Idaho Power notifies customers with on-site renewable generation of this opportunity. Although you may not currently have a credit or other eligible service agreement, your service needs may change. We want to ensure that all customers who may be eligible receive this information annually. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, or do not wish to transfer any kilowatt-hour (kWh) credits from your customer generation service agreement, you do not need to submit this form.
Each year, Excess Energy Credit Transfer Request forms (available December 2019) must be received by Idaho Power by midnight, Mountain Standard Time, Jan. 31, 2020. After reviewing the eligibility of each request, Idaho Power will execute approved transfers no later than March 31. Between the time forms are submitted (January) and the transfers are executed (March), generation and consumption will continue to occur, impacting the available balance of excess energy credits. Because it is difficult to predict exact generation and energy use, Idaho Power cannot predict the exact credit balance that will be available at the time of transfer. Therefore, we ask for the percent of the available balance you would like transferred rather than a specific kWh amount.
The back of the Excess Energy Credit Transfer form (available December 2019) shows an illustration of a bill and where this information can be found.
When you complete the Excess Energy Credit Transfer Request form (available December 2019), you have the opportunity to indicate the percentage of your credit you would like transferred to each eligible service agreement. If you would only like to transfer a portion of your credit, the percentage requested for transfer can total less than 100 percent. Excess energy credits that are not transferred will remain with the current service agreement.
If approved, you will see the transfer and transfer fees appear on your March bill statement. Transfer fees will be applied to your customer generation service agreement. If Idaho Power determines one or more of the criteria identified in Schedule 84, 6 or 8 has not been met, you will receive notification by mail that the request for transfer was denied.
The actual excess energy credit transfer will be stated on your March bill for both the customer generation service agreement and the service agreement receiving the transfer.
No. The rules only allow transfers one time per year and specify the Jan. 31 request deadline and transfer by March 31.
- Receiving service agreements must be on the same primary feeder and contiguous property as the customer generation service agreement. Idaho Power will determine if service agreements meet these criteria once a transfer request is received.
- Customer must be the customer of record for both service agreements and use must be for the customer’s requirements.
- For customers taking service under Schedules 1, 6, 7 and 8, credits may only be transferred to service agreements taking service under Schedule 1, 6, 7 or 8. For customers taking service under Schedule 9, Schedule 19 or Schedule 24, credits may only be transferred to service agreements taking service under Schedule 9, Schedule 19 or Schedule 24.
- If multiple service agreements are eligible for aggregation, excess energy credits must first be applied to eligible service agreements on the same rate schedule as the on-site generation/net metering service agreement. Remaining excess energy credits may then be applied to offset consumption at eligible service agreements on differing rate schedules in accordance with the criteria detailed above. For example, if the transfer is occurring from a Schedule 6 (Residential) service agreement to two eligible service agreements, one Schedule 1 (Residential) and the other Schedule 7 (Small General Service), you must transfer some portion of your credit to the Schedule 1 service agreement to be eligible to transfer a portion to the Schedule 7 service agreement.