Washington City offers a rebate of $1,000 per kilowatt-DC (kW-DC) to customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems or wind-energy systems. The rebate is limited to $3,000 for residential systems and $10,000 for commercial systems. The maximum system capacity is 10 kW. All customers that receive a rebate must also participate in the utility's [http://washingtoncity.org/power/netmeterapp_exhibitB.pdf net-metering program].
Washington City adopted a net-metering program, including interconnection procedures, in January 2008.* Net metering is available to residential and commercial customers that generate electricity using photovoltaic (PV) systems or wind-energy systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. At the customer's expense, the municipal utility will provide a single, bidirectional meter to measure the in-flow and out-flow of electricity at the customer's home. Systems are restricted to being sized to provide no more than 120% of the historic maximum monthly energy consumption of the customer.
[http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/hbillenr/hb0198.pdf HB 198] of 2008 established a revolving loan program to fund efficiency improvements in state facilities. The fund was capitalized with a transfer of $3,650,000 from the Stripper Well-Petroleum Violation Escrow Fund. The loan fund was later reduced and now holds $2.15 million. All repayments on loans will return to the fund along with any interest the fund earns.
Utah's solar easement provisions are similar to easement provisions in many other states. Parties may voluntarily enter into written solar easement contracts that are enforceable by law. An easement must be created in writing and filed, duly recorded and indexed in the office of the recorder of the county in which the easement is granted. A solar easement, once created, runs with the land and does not terminate unless specified by conditions of the easement.
Utah's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires installers of solar energy systems to be licensed contractors. General electrical contractors carrying an S200 license are authorized to install solar photovoltaic systems and general plumbing contractors carrying an S210 license are authorized to install solar thermal systems. The Division has also established solar-specific license classifications. License classification S202 is for Solar Photovoltaic Contractors, and S215 is for Solar Thermal Systems Contractors.
Salt Lake City's mayor issued an executive order in July 2005 requiring that all public buildings owned and controlled by the city be built or renovated to meet the requirements of LEED "silver" certification, at a minimum. A subsequent, related executive order was issued in January of 2006.
Rocky Mountain Power provides incentives for residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of homes through the Home Energy Savings Program. Rebates are available through this program for qualified clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, heat pump water heaters, air conditioners, heat pumps, evaporative coolers, equipment tune-ups, compact fluorescent fixtures, LED fixtures and windows. Rebates are also provided for energy saving measures such as duct sealing, HVAC tune-ups and increased insulation levels.
Rocky Mountain Power offers a Self-Direction Credit program to its industrial and large commercial customers with annual electric usage of more than 5 million kWh or a peak load of 1,000 kW or more. Through this program, customers who pursue self-investments in energy efficiency and related demand-side management projects can receive credits of up to 80% of eligible costs. The credit is applied against 100% of the customer’s monthly Customer Efficiency Services charge on their electric bill, until the entire credit is used.