Net Metering

Update: As part of its major solar energy expansion, JEA has updated its Net Metering Program. Effective April 1, 2018, JEA’s Net Metering Policy for solar systems will be replaced by a new, broader Distributed Generation Policy covering all private power generation systems. 

Existing rooftop solar installations will be grandfathered under the current net metering policy for 20 years. Customers who enter into new distributed generation agreements with JEA on or after April 1, 2018 will be covered under the new Distributed Generation Policy.

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Buy and Sell Energy with Net Metering

Net metering is a metering and billing program that allows customers with renewable energy generation systems to buy and sell electricity to and from their utility. 

Understanding Net Metering 
Customers who install approved renewable generation systems at their home or business and connect them to JEA’s electric grid are required to participate in the Net Metering Program. By participating in the Net Metering Program, a customer is able to buy electricity when their renewable generation system is not producing enough energy to meet the demand in their home/business and to sell the excess generation to the grid when they are producing more than needed. 

Apply for Net Metering
If you are planning to purchase a renewable generation system and want to connect to JEA’s grid, you will need to apply for the net metering program. We’ve listed out the steps to take to apply to make the process as simple as possible.

Getting Started After Installation
After your system is installed it is important to know what steps should be taken before turning your system on to protect JEA employees and the JEA grid. Learn the DOs and DON'Ts before turning your system on.

Frequently Asked Questions 
As a customer creating renewable energy, you may have questions regarding your new bill or the Net Metering Program. Find our list of frequently asked customer questions from other customers.