Solar Power and Net Metering

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WA State Production Incentive - Investment Cost Recovery (ICR)

Governor Inslee signed new renewable generation legislation SB 5939 into law on July 7, 2017. The law revamps state tax incentives to utilities and changes requirements for utility cost recovery programs. Richland’s Investment Cost Recovery Program remains suspended for new customers until staff assesses the changes to determine if Richland Energy Services will continue offering a program. Staff will provide recommendations to the Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) for consideration at its September 12 meeting. The schedule forward including deliberation by City Council will depend on the results of the UAC meeting

Net Metering

Customers wanting to participate in Richland Energy Services Net Metering Program must complete a Renewable Energy Application & Instructions. The City must approve the design and metering system prior to the customer connecting to the City’s distribution system. There is no charge for net metering.

Low-Interest Solar Loans 

The City offers low-interest loans to promote use of solar power. The loan period is up to 10 years for up to $5,000 per installed kW, not to exceed $15,000. The customer must agree to maintain the system and allow the City to claim the environmental benefits. Download a loan application.

Receive the Benefits of Clean, Renewable Wind Energy for Your Home or Business 

Through our partnership with Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Renewable Option Program, you can affordably purchase the environmental benefits of wind power generated throughout the Pacific Northwest… Learn more


Dawn Senger, Energy Specialist
Ph: (509) 942-7436
Fax: (509) 942-7405 
840 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352

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