Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1520

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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 amended rules.

Effective: Upon passage.





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    January 14, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce, Energy, Technology and Utilities.







Introduced

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 IC 4-22-2-37.1.
    (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.