Virginia Statewide NEM Information

NEM Information for Solar Developers and Installers


This page is a resource for information for solar developers and installers doing business in the certificated service territories of Virginia’s Electric Cooperatives. 

If you are a member-consumer of an Electric Cooperative seeking information, please contact your local electric cooperative by clicking here.

This information is updated monthly; however, for official data, please click the link to verify with the individual electric cooperative in the territory you are proposing to install.


NEM Data as of 05/24/2024

CooperativeCap Headroom, Residential Cap Headroom, NonresidentialCap Headroom, Nonprofit / Nonjurisdictional3rd Party PPAs Permitted, Residential3rd Party PPAs Permitted, NonResidential3rd Party PPAs Permitted, Nonprofit / NonjurisdictionalContactWebsiteNEM Transition?
A&N2227kW1462kW3297kWNoNoYes[email protected]ANECNo
BARC353.28kW551kW48kWNoNoYes[email protected]BARCNo
Central Virginia5138kW5041kW3716kWNoNoYes[email protected]CVECNo
Community512kW727kW1578kWNoNoYes[email protected]CECNo
Craig-Botetourt326kW899kW447kWNoYesYes[email protected]CBECNo
Mecklenburg2659.52kW1467.51kW3412.74kWNoNoYes[email protected]MECNo
Northern Neck269.06kW1138.55kW2272kWNoNoYes[email protected]NNECNo
Northern Virginia (NOVEC)For moreinformation onNOVEC NEM,NoYesYesplease visitnovec.comNo
Prince George523.24kW1515.04kW1539.5kWNoNoYes[email protected]PGECNo
Shenandoah Valley3133.71kW2206.44kW7782.32kWNoNoYes[email protected]SVECNo
Southside742.302kW3454.87kW6259.74kWNoNoYes[email protected]SECNo

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative (New Tazewell, TN) does not participate in Virginia net energy metering because it is a Tennessee Valley Authority member-distributor.  For more information about NEM in PVEC territory, please click here.  If you have questions, please email Sam Brumberg, Esq. at [email protected]

Please note that, in the absence of a NEM transition, the only customers that are eligible for third-party partial requirements power purchase agreements (PPAs) are nonprofit and nonjurisdictional customers who are exempt from federal income taxation.  A PPA may only be entered into with a registered PPA provider.  To become a registered PPA provider, please click here. When a Cooperative enters a transition, this website will be updated and the Cooperative’s caps will be updated accordingly. 

Please ensure that Sections 1-4 of Virginia SCC Form NMIN are completed and returned to you as approved by the utility before beginning any construction on any NEM renewable fuel generator.  Interconnecting and energizing a renewable fuel generator before receiving approval to do so creates a life safety hazard for electric linemen and is strictly prohibited by Virginia law. 

For questions about NEM in Cooperative territories, please do not hesitate to contact Sam Brumberg, Esq., counsel to VMDAEC at [email protected].  We are here to be a resource for you and assist you in implementing Virginia’s NEM regulations for the benefit of our member-consumers and your customers.

We make every effort to ensure accurate information; however, the accuracy of this information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.