Community Solar

If your community has a solar agreement with us, and there are available shares, you can participate!

You can purchase any whole number of shares equal to 150 kWh/month of solar energy. (1 Share = 150 kWh, 2 Shares = 300 kWh, 3 Shares =450 kWh, etc.) Although you may purchase any number totaling up to 100% of your annual energy usage, we do reserve the right to limit everyone to less than 100% in order to allow more customers to participate in the program. The number of shares available for purchase depends on the size of the specific community’s solar generation project.

Enrollment Fee: There is a $50 enrollment fee for you to participate, but this is refunded if you participate in the program for three (3) consecutive years.

Solar Energy Charge: The charge for each kWh depends upon the amount listed in your community’s solar service agreement. (Example: You purchase 2 Shares, or 300 kWh. Your community’s agreement states the per kWh rate is 6¢,so your monthly charge would be $18.00, or 300 x 6¢.)

Base Energy Credit: This credit represents the annual cost of non-solar generation included in our standard rate schedules, and is applied to your account monthly. (Example: The Base Energy Credit is 5.8¢per month, so your credit would be $17.40, or 300 x 5.8¢.)

Rate Plans

Sometimes, additional or unexpected costs occur as part of delivering electricity to you. These add-ons are called "riders," and they vary, based up on how you buy or use energy.

Standby Service (ST-Rider)
You have a generator(s) designed to produce electrical energy.
Market-Based Rate Rider (MKT-Rider)
You have a minimum monthly demand of 20,000 kW and want to enter into a market-based rate service agreement with NPPD.
Simultaneous Buy / Sell Service (SI Rider)
You have generation of 25kW or more that does not qualify for net-metering or standby rate.
Interruptible Service Rider (INT Rider)
You have a business that operates 3 shifts/day, 7 days/week and 52 weeks/year and are willing to alter your operations to get a better rate.
Energy Curtailment Service Rider (EC Rider)
You are willing to voluntarily reduce your use of electricity at a minimum of 50 kW during an energy curtailment period.
Demand Waiver Rider
You are willing to voluntarily reduce your use of electricity by 100 kW or more during peak hours when requested to do so by NPPD.
Off-Peak Power Service
You have agreed to have your demands adjusted during off-peak periods.

Several lighting rate schedules are available ranging from businesses and unincorporated communities in the form of alley lighting, parking lots, churches, etc. 

Learn about NPPD's other miscellaneous rate plans.

Several lighting rate schedules are available ranging from municipalities and unincorporated communities in the form of alley lighting, parking lots, schools and churches, etc. 

Learn about NPPD's other miscellaneous rate plans. These include high-tension services, commercial electric space heating plan, off-peak power service, pole attachment, and standby services.

Sometimes, additional or unexpected costs occur as part of delivering electricity to you. These add-ons are called "riders," and they vary, based up on how you buy or use energy.

Demand Waiver Rider
You are willing to voluntarily reduce your use of electricity by 100 kW or more during peak hours when requested to do so by NPPD.
Off-Peak Power Service
You have agreed to have your demands adjusted during off-peak periods.

Several lighting rate schedules are available ranging from alley lighting, parking lots, schools, streetlighting, etc. 

Learn about NPPD's other miscellaneous rate plans. These include pole attachment and municipal pumping.


If you have questions about these rate plans, call 1-877-ASK-NPPD.