Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to sell the electricity they aren't using back into the grid. Many states have passed net metering laws. In other states, utilities may offer net metering programs voluntarily or as a result of regulatory decisions. Differences between state legislation, regulatory decisions and implementation policies mean that the mechanism for compensating solar customers varies widely across the country.
The coronavirus pandemic has many of us thinking about the systems we depend on and how we can protect them during times of crisis. When California families and small businesses invest in rooftop solar and onsite batteries as well as other demand response technologies, they make the power grid safer, more affordable and more resilient for all of us.
For rooftop and small commercial customers, net metering has been a successful policy and has helped drive the growth of solar around the country. New York State regulators, however, are proposing changes to this billing mechanism.
Virginia Assembly Advances Landmark Bill that Would Create 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard by 2050
RICHMOND, VA and WASHINGTON, D.C.