PASSED - JUNE, 2003!
The Louisiana Renewable Energy Act of 2003
Next, read a summary of the net metering laws Texas and Arkansas have enacted.
Texas' Net Metering Order :
Net metering is ordered by the Public Utility Commission of Texas under Substantive Rules, Section 23.66(f)(4), which became effective in 1986. The order requires utilities to offer a net metering option to QFs of 50 kW or less, using renewable energy resources. Utilities will install a single meter for such customers and allow the meter to turn backward to register the net energy consumption or production by the customers. Net consumption is billed at the applicable tariff and excess generation by the customers during a billing cycle is purchased by utilities at the avoided cost (fuel cost only, no capacity component). Texas initiated the net metering program 10 years ago to promote small wind power and PV markets in the state. There is no statewide limit on the number of customers or total capacity under the net metering program. There are approximately 25 small wind generators currently under the net metering program.
Arkansas Net Metering Law :
April 19, 2001, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee signed into law a bill
(HB2325) requiring the state's electric utilities to offer net metering
for solar, wind,hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass systems, and fuel
cells and microturbines fueled by renewable sources. Eligible systems include
residential systems of up to 25 kW and commercial systems of up to 100
kW located in state. The Act, which takes effect on October 1, 2001, tasks
the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) to
Finally, if we take the Arkansas Law (which just went into effect on 10/1/01 and in the newest one in the country) and revise it to fit Louisiana we have The Louisiana Renewable Energy Act of 2003. Read through it and send me your comments via email or on the application form - comment section. You can just fill in your name, email & comments on the form and hit send!
what's stopping us???