IREC’s State Shared Renewable Energy Program Catalog assists policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders in understanding the details of existing and proposed state shared renewables statutes and program rules. The Catalog covers statewide “shared renewable energy” or “shared renewables” programs, which IREC defines as programs that enable multiple customers to share the economic benefits of one renewable energy system via their individual utility bills (typically through bill credits).

The Catalog does not include other “community” renewables programs, such as green tariff shared renewables, group purchasing or aggregate net metering programs.  This table also does not capture voluntary, utility-level programs. The Catalog is updated periodically.

The Catalog provides a detailed overview of state program design components and compares them alongside other state programs, including how each component is treated on a program-by-program basis.

These companion documents provide additional information and useful definitions:

  • State Shared Renewable Program Catalog Overview [PDF]
  • State Shared Renewable Program Catalog Definitions [PDF]
  • State Shared Renewable Program Catalog [XLS]

Disclaimer: The Catalog reflects IREC’s interpretation of relevant laws, rules, orders, and tariffs, effective as of the last update date indicated. The Catalog should not be considered a substitute for independent review of the current versions of these underlying documents. Note that IREC updates the Catalog peridiocially so new programs may not be reflected at the time of adoption. We welcome feedback, questions and/or corrections. Contact IREC’s Regulatory Program Manager, Mari Hernandez at

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