Renewable Energy and Net Metering

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Solar Energy System FAQs

If you're considering investing in a solar energy system for your home, there are a lot of variables to consider - system cost, maintenance costs, incentives, size, location, and many others. They can be overwhelming. Here are some FAQs to help you make an informed decision that's right for you. 

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.

WSU Renewable Energy System Incentive Program

Apply for State Production Incentives through the WSU Energy Program. All solar customers who wish to receive available production incentives must apply each year. Solar customers joining the new WA State production incentive program starting in 2018 will be required to pay an annual $125 application fee, to be submitted with the incentive application.

Follow the instructions outlined on the WSU Renewable Energy System Incentive program website to receive your annual incentive payment.

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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