03RS HB382


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HB 382/LM (BR 1288) - L. Napier

     AN ACT relating to metering of electricity.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 278 to establish definitions for "commission," "retail electric supplier," "eligible customer-generator," "independent green power producer," "kilowatt hour," and "net metering"; require every retail electric supplier to provide net metering to any eligible customer-generator; require the retail electric supplier to provide a net meter to the eligible customer-generator; establish a formula for calculating the amount of electricity billed to the eligible customer-generator using net metering; provide a formula for valuing the electricity supplied to the grid by an eligible customer-generator when time-of-day or time-of-use metering is used; require that the net metering contract or tariff for rates provided by the retail electric supplier be identical to the contract or tariff that the eligible customer-generator would normally be assigned; prohibit certain charges to the customer bill under net metering contracts; provide for annualized billing period; establish requirements for net electricity measurement; establish standards for electric generating systems used by eligible customer-generators; permit the commission to promulgate administrative regulations to adopt additional control and testing requirements for eligible customer-generators; provide that disputes between retail electric supplier and eligible customer-generators be resolved by the Public Service Commission; establish rates for net electricity delivered by Independent Green Power producers to the retail electric supplier and require the commission to review and adjust the rate for inflation; provide for the Kentucky Public Service Commission to have limited jurisdiction over municipal corporations that provide retail electric service to eligible customer-generators; provide that the commission shall have original jurisdiction over disputes between eligible customer-generators and retail electric suppliers as pertains to net metering; require the commission to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the provisions of this Act; set penalty for willful violation of the provisions of this Act; and create new section of KRS Chapter 96 to provide for the Kentucky Public Service Commission to have jurisdiction over net metering contracts between a city and an eligible customer-generator.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)

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