28 May '18, 12am

CT Legislature Passes Controversial Solar Bill To Dismantle Net Metering - Solar Industry

Both the Connecticut House and Senate have voted yes on S.B.9, a bill that would roll back the state’s net energy metering (NEM) program, much to the consternation of groups that fear for the future of Connecticut solar jobs. According to a Connecticut General Assembly summary of S.B.9 , “An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future,” the legislation “replaces the current net metering system with new tariff-based renewable energy programs that generally require the electric distribution companies (EDCs, i.e., Eversource and United Illuminating) to develop a procurement plan and 20-year tariffs (detailed rate schedules) for purchasing energy and renewable energy credits from certain low-emission, zero-emission, shared clean energy, and residential Class I renewable energy sources (e.g., fuel cells, solar, and wind).” Furthermore, the bill “ends new net metering opportuniti...

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