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Representative Daniel Zolnikov

Grandfathers existing net metering customers into the current rate paid for excess clean energy put onto the grid. This bill is important to provide certainty to current and future net metering customer generators as to the rate they will be compensated for clean energy they put onto the grid.

When the Republican controlled legislature first passed net metering in 1999, it found that “it is in the public interest to promote net metering because it encourages private investment in renewable energy resources, stimulates Montana’s economic growth, and enhances the continued diversification of the energy resources used in Montana.”

We should be looking for ways to continue to promote net metering rather than hinder it. This bill does that.

2 Responses to " Grandfather Existing Customer-Generator Net Metering Rates "

  1. […] policies. Yet even bills that would have modestly advanced our clean energy laws, such as HB 34 and HB 52, could not get out of committee. This intransigence is not only disappointing, but also harmful to […]

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