January 2, 2024

Unlocking Solar Potential: Navigating Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEM-A)

Discover How Businesses Can Maximize Solar Benefits Across Multiple Sites with NEM-A

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Solar power shines as a beacon of sustainable and cost-effective solutions in the ever-evolving landscape of renewable energy. For businesses with multiple metered sites, navigating the complexities of energy consumption and cost can be challenging.

Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEM-A) emerges as a powerful tool, enabling businesses to streamline their solar energy usage and maximize the benefits of clean, renewable power.

How Net Energy Metering Aggregation Works

Net Energy Metering (NEM) is a billing arrangement that allows solar panel owners to receive credit for excess energy their systems generate and feed back into the grid.

NEM-A takes this concept further by allowing businesses with multiple metered sites to aggregate the energy produced by each solar installation. This means that the surplus energy generated at one location can offset the consumption at another, providing a more flexible and efficient approach to solar power utilization.

To break it down, if one site generates more energy than it consumes during a given billing period, the excess energy is credited to the overall energy consumption of the entire organization.

This results in a net reduction in energy costs, making NEM-A an attractive option for businesses seeking to maximize the value of their solar investments.

Qualifying for NEM-A

To qualify, businesses must meet specific criteria set by local utility regulations. While these criteria may vary, typical requirements include:

  • Geographic Proximity: The multiple-metered sites should be located on the same property as the renewable generator or adjacent or contiguous properties.
  • Ownership and Operation: The solar installations at each site must be owned and operated by the same entity, allowing for seamless integration and management.

Benefits of NEM-A for Multiple Metered Sites

  • Cost Savings: Businesses can significantly save their overall energy bills by aggregating the energy credits across multiple sites. This is especially beneficial for organizations with varying energy needs at different locations.
  • Optimized Energy Utilization: NEM-A enables businesses to optimize the use of solar energy generated at one site to offset the consumption at another. This flexibility ensures that power is directed where needed most, improving overall efficiency.
  • Enhanced ROI for Solar Investments: Businesses investing in solar installations can enhance the return on investment (ROI) by leveraging NEM-A. The ability to offset energy costs across multiple locations increases the economic viability of solar power projects.
  • Environmental Impact: NEM-A contributes to a reduced carbon footprint by encouraging clean, renewable energy use. By adopting this innovative approach, businesses can enhance their sustainability efforts and corporate social responsibility.
  • Operational Resilience: Businesses can enhance operational resilience by diversifying energy sources across multiple sites. NEM-A provides energy independence, reducing dependence on the grid and mitigating the impact of energy price fluctuations.

Net Energy Metering Aggregation stands as a game-changer for businesses seeking to harness the full potential of solar power across multiple metered sites.

Getting started

The best first step in considering a commercial solar system is to pick the right solar partner. Green Convergence can help your business navigate these changing policies and maximize your energy savings.

Given our proven development history of multiple commercial projects, we will handle various processes on your behalf, including the application, the interconnection agreement, the site development plan, and installation.

To get started on your application, contact us here. You can reach us by phone at 661-491-5111 or by email at commercial@greenconvergence.com.

As the demand for sustainable energy solutions continues to rise, NEM-A provides a strategic and economically viable option for organizations to optimize their solar investments, reduce costs, and contribute to a cleaner, greener future.


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