Kentucky Legislators Split Over Solar

In March, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a net-metering bill that would allow the state to decide how much money residents with rooftop solar earn from surplus power they produce.

The current policy requires that utilities credit these residents the full retail rate for their surplus power. Proponents of the bill state that this disproportionately benefits residents with solar panels since they don’t pay to maintain the grid, while opponents argue that this change would make it easier for energy utilities to eliminate competition.


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