With net metering on the way out, you’re probably wondering what will take its place. Currently, two possibilities exist. The first option is a distributed generation, buy-all-sell-all program. This compensation structure gradually reduces credit rates for energy produced by customer-generators. However, a buy-all, sell-all program does not allow for electricity producers to consume their own electricity.
The second option allows consumers to use the electricity their solar energy systems produce; however, they’ll only be able to do so on a daily basis or less. If your solar system produces more power than your facility uses in a given day, you are required to sell it to the utility company.