Montana - HB 504 - 2017

Generally revising net metering laws; establishing a Montana Neighborhood Net Metering Act; allowing neighborhood energy facilities to connect to a utility's distribution system; establishing neighborhood energy facility and utility requirements; establishing fees; granting the Public Service Commission rulemaking authority; increasing the net metering cap; allowing a customer-generator participating in net metering to carry forward remaining unused kilowatt-hour credits and to apply excess credits to separately metered accounts; providing stipulations for applying excess kilowatt-hour credits to additional meters; requiring a public utility to transfer certain excess kilowatt-hour credits to a nonprofit organization; establishing procedures for use of excess credits; providing for administration of excess credits by a public utility and a nonprofit organization; amending Sections 69-8-103, 69-8-201, 69-8-602, and 69-8-603, MCA; and providing an immediate effective date and an applicability date.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 04-03-2017
Updated On: 06-09-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Bryce Bennett (House/Democratic)





Actions (23)

  • 12-02-2016 - Draft Request Received
  • 02-07-2017 - Draft On Hold
  • 02-08-2017 - Draft to Requester for Review
  • 02-10-2017 - Draft to Requester for Review
  • 02-13-2017 - Draft in Input/Proofing
  • 02-13-2017 - Draft in Legal Review
  • 02-13-2017 - Draft in Edit
  • 02-13-2017 - Draft to Drafter - Edit Review [CMD]
  • 02-14-2017 - Draft Ready for Delivery
  • 02-14-2017 - Executive Director Review
  • 02-14-2017 - Executive Director Final Review
  • 02-14-2017 - Draft in Assembly
  • 02-14-2017 - Bill Draft Text Available Electronically
  • 02-14-2017 - Draft in Final Drafter Review
  • 02-15-2017 - Draft Delivered to Requester
  • 02-17-2017 - First Reading
  • 02-17-2017 - Introduced Bill Text Available Electronically
  • 02-17-2017 - Referred to Committee
  • 02-17-2017 - Introduced
  • 02-22-2017 - Hearing
  • 02-24-2017 - Tabled in Committee
  • 03-01-2017 - Missed Deadline for General Bill Transmittal
  • 04-28-2017 - Died in Standing Committee

News (2)

'Solar Guy' Shines A Light On Renewable Energy - MTPR
Published by mtpr.org
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:27:27 GMT

Back at the brewery in Kalispell, Brad Van Wert, AKA Solar Guy, says he supports this legislation. "We're gonna push for a "jobs and freedom package" that's good for Montana that allows this industry to grow," he says. House Bill 504 - the “jobs and ...

Tie Vote Stalls Bill Supporting More Solar Energy Development In Montana - MTPR
Published by mtpr.org
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:49:37 GMT

After supporters of the so-called Solar Jobs and Energy Freedom Act rallied in the state Capitol yesterday in support of more solar energy development, legislation to do so stalled in committee today on a tie vote. House Bill 504 failed to get ... also ...

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