Emission-Free Renewable Distributed Generation

Belmont Light shares its customers’ commitment to emission-free renewable energy. If you are considering installing solar panels or a wind turbine to supply energy to your home or business, please review our Policy on Emission-Free Renewable Energy Facilities effective December 1, 2015

**The current policy replaces Belmont Light's 2011 Net Metering and Buyback Tariff. Under the 2015 Policy, the buyback price for excess solar PV generated by new solar PV customers will change from Belmont Light's full retail rate to 11 cents per kilowatt hour.**

Current Buyback Credit for Credit for excess Solar Electricity 11 cents/kWh

 

Belmont Light recognizes that the decision to host an emission-free renewable distributed generation facility requires careful consideration of many economic and physical factors. Our distributed generation policy is designed to provide customers with flexibility of contract and fuel options while maintaining low rates for all customers and the reliability and safety of our system. If you have questions regarding our policy or rate for solar PV customers please do not hesitate to contact us. Before beginning installation, distributed generation host customers are required to submit an Interconnection and Service Agreement Application together with the application processing fee and a copy of the signed electrical permit. Please email us at interconnections@belmontlight.com with any questions regarding the interconnection process. 


Customer Interconnection Application Checklist

  1. Submit Application Part 1 (Pages 1-3 of Interconnection and Service Agreement Application for Behind-the-Meter Installations) to Interconnections@belmontlight.com or to Belmont Light’s office, along with:
    • Inverter datasheet showing UL listing
    • Panel and/or other applicable equipment (e.g. battery storage) datasheet showing UL listing
    • One-line diagram showing facility interconnection, main utility metering and any premises sub-metering
    • Accurate customer account and meter number information
    • Customer signature
    • $100 application fee mailed or hand-delivered to Belmont Light
  2. Application Part 1 approved and signed by Belmont Light (typically within 10 business days of when application fee and all required documents are received by Belmont Light)
  3. Determine whether permits are required by other Town of Belmont offices/departments
  4. Upon completion of facility construction, conduct wire inspection. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Belmont's Office of Community Development - Electrical Division at 617-993-2661
  5. Upon completion of the wire inspection, submit a copy of Application Part 2. Certificate of Completion- Belmont Light Copy (Page 4 of Interconnection and Service Agreement Application for Behind-the-Meter Installations) signed and dated by the local wire inspector to Belmont Light via email or hard copy. The Customer should retain the customer copy of the Certificate of Completion
  6. Receive acknowledgement from Belmont Light of Certificate of Completion receipt and, if applicable, a letter from Belmont Light documenting permission to operate.