Louisiana Commission Issues Interconnection Rules for Distributed Generation

December 01, 2005

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) issued new rules on November 30 for net metering and the interconnection of net-metered systems to the electricity grid. Louisiana's rules (PSC Docket No. R-27558) are based on those in place in Arkansas and require publicly-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives to offer net metering to customers with systems that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, or biomass. Fuel cells and microturbines that generate electricity entirely derived from renewable energy resources are also eligible. The rules apply to residential facilities with a maximum rated capacity of 25 kilowatts (kW) and commercial systems with a maximum capacity of 100 kW. See the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy for more information about Louisiana's net metering rules.

Source: Interstate Renewable Energy Council's MSR Community Outreach Newsletter.