Net Metering

Net metering measures the difference between the electricity you buy from us and the energy you generate using your own solar or wind equipment. Many small generating systems are easily available and benefit the environment. You will be charged for the amount of energy that you purchase from Franklin PUD.

If you decide to install a small net metering project, you will need to meet all applicable codes and standards, obtain Franklin PUD approval, obtain an approved Washington State L&I electric inspection, and sign a net metering agreement before we install the new meter.

If you are considering a net metering project, please review the Customer Internconnection Standards below, and then contact our Engineering Department at 509-547-0556 or e-mail us at

Rules for Customer Interconnection

Net Metering Interconnection approval is not approval for production incentive payments under the State Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Program (82.16.RCW).  Franklin PUD will not approve applications for the state incentive unless we are certain of our ability to pay.  Renewable energy systems will be given priority for future payments based on the order in which they received contingent approval of net meter interconnection applications from our Engineering Department.  Please call our Energy Services Department at 509-546-5967 if you have questions about the state-funded incentive program. Click here to learn more about Residential Solar