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House Bill 1445


House Bill 1445

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Net metering. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to adopt emergency rules amending the IURC's net metering and interconnection rules for electric utilities. Provides that the amended rules must: (1) make net metering available to all customer classes; (2) allow a net metering customer to interconnect to an electric utility's distribution facility a generating system that is sized to meet all or part of the customer's electric load; (3) allow a net metering customer to interconnect a generating facility that makes use of specified technologies; and (4) allow for customer meter aggregation. Provides that a rule adopted by the IURC to amend the IURC's net metering and interconnection rules may not make the net metering and interconnection rules apply to a rural electric membership corporation or a municipally owned utility. Provides that the 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. Requires the IURC to include in its annual report to the regulatory flexibility committee the following information concerning net metering: (1) For each electric utility, the number of net metering customers and the nameplate capacity of the net metering facilities used. (2) A description of any safety related incidents. (3) A description of any grid reliability incidents. (4) For each electric utility, an estimate of any subsidization of the utility's net metering program provided by nonparticipating customers. Amends the statute concerning the reports prepared for and by the regulatory flexibility committee to reflect the time frame of the general assembly's interim study committee schedule.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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