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52 Pa. Code § 75.12. Definitions.

§ 75.12. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Base year—For customer-generators who initiated self generation on or after January 1, 1999, the base year will be the immediate prior calendar year; for all other customer generators, the base year will be 1996.

   Billing month—The term has the same meaning as set forth in §  56.2 (relating to definitions).

   Customer-generator facility—The equipment used by a customer-generator to generate, manage, monitor and deliver electricity to the EDC.

   Electric distribution system—That portion of an electric system which delivers electricity from transformation points on the transmission system to points of connection at a customer’s premises.

   Meter aggregation—The combination of readings from and billing for all meters regardless of rate class on properties owned or leased and operated by a customer-generator for properties located within the service territory of a single EDC. Meter aggregation may be completed through physical or virtual meter aggregation.

   Net metering—The means of measuring the difference between the electricity supplied by an electric utility or EGS and the electricity generated by a customer-generator when any portion of the electricity generated by the alternative energy generating system is used to offset part or all of the customer-generator’s requirements for electricity.

   Physical meter aggregation—The physical rewiring of all meters regardless of rate class on properties owned or leased and operated by a customer-generator to provide a single point of contact for a single meter to measure electric service for that customer-generator.

   Virtual meter aggregation—The combination of readings and billing for all meters regardless of rate class on properties owned or leased and operated by a customer-generator by means of the EDC’s billing process, rather than through physical rewiring of the customer-generator’s property for a physical, single point of contact. Virtual meter aggregation on properties owned or leased and operated by the same customer-generator and located within 2 miles of the boundaries of the customer-generator’s property and within a single EDC’s service territory shall be eligible for net metering. Service locations to be aggregated must be EDC service location accounts, held by the same individual or legal entity, receiving retail electric service from the same EDC and have measureable electric load independent of the alternative energy system. To be independent of the alternative energy system, the electric load must have a purpose other than to support the operation, maintenance or administration of the alternative energy system.

   Year and yearly—The period of time from June 1 through May 31.


   The provisions of this §  75.12 amended under 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 1501 and 2807(e); and sections 1648.7(a) and 1648.3(e)(2) of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 (73 P.S. § §  1648.7(a) and 1648.3(e)(2)).


   The provisions of this §  75.12 amended November 28, 2008, effective November 29, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 6473; amended November 18, 2016, effective November 19, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 7277, 7448. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (340017) to (340018).

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