Recent News

June 03, 2008

On May 30, 2008, the Kentucky Public Service Commission announced that it will open Docket 2008-00169 to develop new net metering rules, in compliance with S.B. 83, discussed below. On April 24, 2008, Governor Steve Beshear enacted a new net

June 03, 2008

On May 28, 2008, the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued a directive in the state’s net metering Docket 2005-385-E which stated that it will accept the proposed utility tariffs for net metering on an experimental basis until further direction

May 29, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy released its Annual Report on U.S. Wind Power Installation, Cost, and Performance Trends: 2007. This report, authored primarily by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, provides a comprehensive overview of trends

May 29, 2008

On May 2, 2008, the Virginia Corporation Commission opened Docket PUE-2008-00008 to amend its existing net metering regulations to conform to the requirements of the 2007 Virginia Electric Utility Restructuring Act (Chapter 23, Sections 56-576 to 56-594). The law requires

May 29, 2008

On May 20, 2008, the Illinois Commerce Commission held a public forum to collect commentary concerning the federal standard on interconnection, as proposed by the ICC staff (see Case # 06-0525, document dated 4/25/08, Staff’s Initial Verified Comments, Appendix A).

May 29, 2008

On April 24, 2008, Governor Steve Beshear enacted a new net metering law (S.B. 83). Highlights: eligible capacity limit is increased from 15 kW to 30 kW; eligible types of renewables now include solar, wind, biomass, and hydro; credits can

May 29, 2008

On May 4, 2008, an organization named Renew Missouri announced that it has the 170,000 signatures required to put a Renewable Energy Initiative referendum on the November ballot. This initiative requires Missouri utilities to ramp up their total use of

May 29, 2008

On May 1, 2008, Governor Ted Strickland enacted S.B. 221, a comprehensive energy bill which includes some provisions which encourage the use of distributed generation and the facilitation of net metering. Highlights: systems eligible for net metering must be sized

May 29, 2008

On May 8, 2008, Governor Bob Riley enacted a bill (H.B. 234) called the Alternative and Renewable Energy Act. This bill would permit small distributed generators up to 100 kW to interconnect to a utility, but receive no more than

May 29, 2008

On April 30, 2008, a bill (HB 7135) was sent to Governor Charlie Crist which requires each utility, including coops and munis, to develop a standardized interconnection and net metering program for customer-owned renewable generation by July 1, 2009. (The

 

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