Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Amin Khodaei

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of net metering on customers engagement. Brief discussions about net metering, its purpose, its challenges and benefits, and the history of net metering in the United States are included within the thesis. The thesis illustrates the net-metering rules, regulations and policies in the United States, and it shows that they are applied in 43 states plus the District of Columbia. Nevertheless, It has clearly seen that they are not similar in all states.

The thesis then identifies the impacts of net metering on utilities and solar power owners in particular. Subsequently, a solution has been proposed for net metering challenges, which includes a case study on residential net-metered customers.

On the basis of the results of this research, it can be concluded that net metering could be a good practice for everyone, and could affect on economic and environmental concerns widely.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

ABDULLAH F ALBAKER

File size

110 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Electrical engineering

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