On November 8, 2018, the Commission issued an order in Case No. U-20344 directing Commission Staff to initiate a stakeholder process with the purpose of gathering input to assist Commission Staff with updating the Commission’s Electric Interconnection and Net Metering Standards. (R 460.601a – R 460.656) to reflect the new distributed generation program and changes in the availability of the net metering program as a result of 2016 Acts 341 and 342. The new distributed generation program is applicable to all rate-regulated utilities and alternative electric suppliers.
The rules governing interconnection, distributed generation program and legacy net metering, and PURPA legally enforceable obligation will potentially be combined into a single ruleset. The planned timeframe to develop new rules is nine months with the formal rulemaking process beginning in September 2019 with a target for new rules to be in place sometime in 2020.
Commission Staff's draft proposed ruleset.
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