MACo Policy Associate Alex Butler today submitted testimony to the House Economic Matters Committee to support HB 584 Public Utilities – Net Energy Metering. This bill increases the net-metering capacity of a customer–generator project.
From the MACo Testimony:
HB 584 increases the maximum generating capacity of a net metering electrical generating project from 2 megawatts to 5 megawatts. If the project is located on separate contiguous lots that are owned by a local government, there is no limit. Net metering and customer-generator solar projects help create a
more robust and decentralized energy grid. These projects can often be sited away from prime agricultural areas on otherwise underutilized land such as a wastewater treatment plant or a landfill. Net metering is often essential to the financial viability of projects, and increasing the capacity would allow counties to pursue larger projects and therefore more clean energy for their residents, subject to local zoning approval.
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