HOUSE BILL No. 1520
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Net metering rules. Requires the utility regulatory
commission (IURC) to adopt emergency rules amending the IURC's
rules concerning net metering to allow the interconnection of net
metering facilities that have a nameplate capacity of 40 kilowatts or
less. Voids existing rules to the extent they do not comply with the
requirements for the amended rules. Requires the IURC to report to the
regulatory flexibility committee on the IURC's progress in adopting the
Effective: Upon passage.
January 14, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Energy,
Technology and Utilities.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1520
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning utilities and transportation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: ; (09)IN1520.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "commission" refers to the Indiana utility regulatory
commission created by IC 8-1-1-2.
(b) Subject to subsection (f) and not later than July 1, 2009, the
commission shall adopt rules to amend the commission's rules
concerning net metering, as codified in 170 IAC 4-4.2. The
commission shall adopt the rules required by this subsection in the
same manner as emergency rules are adopted under
(c) The rules adopted by the commission under subsection (b)
must allow a net metering customer to interconnect a net metering
facility with a nameplate capacity of forty (40) kilowatts or less to
a distribution facility of an electric utility.
(d) Rules adopted under this SECTION expire on the earlier of:
(1) the date the rules are adopted by the commission under
IC 4-22-2-24 through IC 4-22-2-36; or
(2) January 1, 2010.
(e) Not later than June 1, 2009, the commission shall evaluate
the rules codified in 170 IAC 4-4.2 for compliance with subsection
(c). To the extent that any rules codified in 170 IAC 4-4.2 do not
meet the requirements set forth in subsection (c), the rules are void.
(f) Not later than June 15, 2009, the commission shall notify the
publisher of the Indiana Administrative Code and Indiana Register
of any rules that are void under this subsection. The publisher shall
remove the rules that are void under this subsection from the
Indiana Administrative Code.
(g) Not later than November 1, 2009, the commission shall
report to the regulatory flexibility committee established by
IC 8-1-2.6-4 on the commission's progress in finally adopting,
under IC 4-22-2-24 through IC 4-22-2-36, the emergency rules
initially adopted by the commission under subsection (b).
(h) This SECTION expires January 1, 2011.
SOURCE: ; (09)IN1520.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.