New York Expands Net Metering

November 02, 2002

Governor George E. Pataki signed a net metering law on September 18th designed to encourage farmers to produce energy from agricultural wastes using anaerobic digesters. The law applies to systems with rated capacities up to 400 kW. The new law adds to an existing net metering law, which applies only to residential solar power systems rated at 10 kW or smaller. See the governor's press release.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is trying to simplify the process of making grid interconnections. FERC proposed a standardized set of interconnection agreements and procedures in August 2002, including a simplified procedure for systems that are rated at less than 2 MW. Source: October 9, 2002 issue of EREN Network News.