The state of New York has opened up its electrical grid allowing further net-metering with the passage of a bill in the state legislature following a "Net Metering Summit" in the state last year. Among other provisions, the new regulations cap interconnect fees for small facilities under 25 kW, and allow non-residential wind- and solar-power projects to participate in net-metering arrangements.
The new law also helps move New York closer to its '45 by 15' goal which targets the State meeting 45 percent of its electricity needs by 2015 through increased energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Net-metering provisions in state laws are one of the fastest ways to speed the adoption of residential and small-scale renewable power production from wind, solar, and other renewable sources. A statement from Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, noted that "Net metering propels us into the 21st century and moves NY forward as our electric meter moves backwards."
via: NA Windpower
written by Amy, March 01, 2010
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