Kentucky - SB 214 - 2017

Relating to net metering. Amend the definitions in KRS 278.465 to require that net metering customers use a single meter on their premises, that the customers use the electricity generated for all or part of their electricity requirements, and to increase the allowable size of eligible electric generating facilities from 30 kilowatts to 1000 kilowatts; amend KRS 278.466 to only apply to eligible customer-generators taking net metering service on July 15, 2017, to allow retail electric suppliers to recover all costs necessary to serve all eligible customer-generators taking service after July 15, 2017, and to provide that excess electricity credits are not transferable between meters.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 02-17-2017
Updated On: 09-01-2017
Status: Introduced
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Actions (8)

  • 02-15-2017 - Introduced in Senate
  • 02-16-2017 - To Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 02-24-2017 - Returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 02-24-2017 - 1st reading
  • 02-24-2017 - Taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 02-27-2017 - Returned to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
  • 02-27-2017 - 2nd reading
  • 02-27-2017 - Taken from Natural Resources & Energy (S)

News (7)

Advocates Warn Bill Could Mean End Of Residential Solar In Kentucky - 89.3 WFPL
Published by wfpl.org
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:13 GMT

Solar advocates are nervously eyeing a bill moving through the Kentucky General Assembly that they say would quash the growth of the state's solar industry. Senate Bill 214 was introduced last week and could be heard in committee soon. It would allow ...

Don't let utilities squash Kentucky's solar entrepreneurs. Here's a better plan. - Lexington Herald Leader (blog)
Published by kentucky.com
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:02:20 GMT

But they didn't count on pushback from other business people, who pointed out that Senate Bill 214 would be a job-killing, anti-free market move to strengthen utility monopolies. After the outcry, Sen ... SB 214 would raise that limit to 1,000 ...

Solar bill's outlook is suddenly bleak - The Courier-Journal
Published by courier-journal.com
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:04:12 GMT

Carpenter's Senate Bill 214 deals with what the Kentucky Public Service commission calls net-metering, where people who independently install solar panels get credit on their bills for the electricity they produce. They currently get a one-to-one ...

Kentucky Solar Industries Association says it is under siege in Frankfort - The Lane Report
Published by lanereport.com
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:53:16 GMT

27, 2017) — The Kentucky Solar Industries Association (KSIA) said in a press release today that “Kentucky's burgeoning solar power industry is under siege in Frankfort and could be critically damaged by legislation being considered by state lawmakers ...

Bill could destabilize growing Kentucky solar industry - pv magazine USA (press release) (blog)
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:12:34 GMT

The sponsor of Senate Bill 214 says he only wants to bring stability to the market and prevent non-existent cost shifts from harming non-solar ratepayers. But critics suggest the bill would ... Industry advocates say the resulting payback-calculation ...

Advocates Warn Bill Could Mean End Of Residential Solar In Kentucky - 89.3 WFPL
Published by wfpl.org
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:13 GMT

Solar advocates are nervously eyeing a bill moving through the Kentucky General Assembly that they say would quash the growth of the state's solar industry. Senate Bill 214 was introduced last week and could be heard in committee soon. It would allow ...

Kentucky's regulated utilities support SB 214 for sharing costs of maintaining state's power grid - The Lane Report
Published by lanereport.com
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:57:13 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky – A coalition of Kentucky utilities and job creation partners support Senate Bill 214 to make necessary updates to 15-year-old laws governing the cost of maintaining the state's power grid. Serving nearly three million Kentuckians ...

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