Net metering

House Bill Number: 

House Bill 227 redefines net metering and lowers compensation rates, undermining rooftop solar.

HB 227 was approved by the House Natural Resources & Energy Committee on February 8, and by the full House on March 14, 49-44. The Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee approved an amended (and still unacceptable) bill on March 29.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Reps. Jim Gooch, Larry Brown, Matt Castlen, Sal Santoro, Jeff Greer, Brian Lender

KFTC's platform calls for energy policies that promote the development of community-scale, locally owned renewable energy sources, create local jobs, and help low-wealth households, enterprises, and communities to access energy efficiency measures and clean energy solutions. This bill attempts to do just the opposite. HB 227 would effectively end net-metering as we know it, also hurting Kentucky's independent solar installers.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes