There are many benefits of home or business solar. You can lower your electric bill, potentially have power during power outage if it's a sunny day and/or if it is combined with battery backup, lower your carbon footprint, and potentially provide power to the Liberty grid.

Net Metering


How do I apply for Net Metering?

Applicants must fill out an online application in Liberty Utilities’ third party vendor, PowerClerk.  

The application is a two-part process:

Part 1:  Applicants fill out the application.  Applicants will need information about the equipment of the proposed system and a copy of a recent electric bill to complete the application. Systems must be designed to offset no more than 100% of annual consumption.

Upon successful review of the application, Liberty Utilities will issue permission to construct.

Part 2:  Applicants will need to submit a signed off building permit and a signed interconnection agreement.

Liberty Utilities will set the new bi-directional net meter and the system may be energized. 

Note:  Most solar installers complete the PowerClerk application on behalf of their customers.

Still have questions?  Contact us at  or call our program coordinator at (530) 536-0543.

Net Metering FAQs

Click Here for the California Public Utilities rules that address Net Metering. For more information, contact our Net Metering Administrator at:
(530) 543-5216 Mon-Fri from 7 am to 4 pm or email

Solar Incentive Program (SIP)

Program is currently open.

Liberty’s SIP supports the development of solar distributed generation systems for residential, small business and schools customers within our service territory. SIP provides a one-time payment to help offset installation costs, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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