Metering in Louisiana???
yet... but it can be done easily. Here's how...
- JUNE, 2003!
Louisiana Renewable Energy Act of 2003
look at the map showing net metering states. Notice that the majority
of states now have net metering laws. Notice that two of our three
neighboring states have net metering laws (Texas and Arkansas). Do
we want to be the 50th state?
read a summary of the net metering laws Texas and Arkansas have enacted.
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
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
rules covering the terms and conditions of interconnection and net metering
contracts. According to the Act, the PSC "may authorize an electric utility
to assess a net-metering customer a greater fee or charge, of any type,
if the electric utility's
costs of interconnection and administration of net-metering outweigh the
distribution system, environmental and public policy benefits of allocating
the costs among the electric utility's entire customer base."
further information, refer to the full text of legislation -
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
Louisiana Renewable Energy Act of 2003.
Read through it and send
me your comments via
application form - comment section.
You can just fill in your name, email & comments
on the form and hit send!
what's stopping us???