DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Distributed generation facilities. Provides that an "alternate energy production facility" includes a facility that produces electricity from certain renewable energy resources. Provides that the rates paid by an electric utility for the purchase of energy from alternate energy production facilities must equal at least 90% of the retail rate charged by the utility for similar retail customers. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to adopt emergency rules amending the IURC's rules concerning the following: (1) cogeneration and alternate energy production facilities; (2) net metering; and (3) customer-generator interconnection standards. Requires that the amended rules must do the following: (1) Allow the interconnection of generating facilities that make use of certain technologies. (2) Provide that the rates paid by an electric utility for the purchase of energy from certain generating facilities must equal at least 90% of the retail rate charged by the utility for similar retail customers. (3) Allow certain generating facilities with a nameplate capacity of 100 kilowatts or less to interconnect to the distribution facility of an electric utility. (4) Provide that an electric utility may not require a net metering customer to maintain liability insurance if the customer's net metering facility meets certain certification and interconnection requirements. Provides that any existing rules are void to the extent they do not comply with the requirements for the amended rules. Requires the IURC to report to the regulatory flexibility committee on the IURC's progress in adopting the amended rules.