Net metering – “…service to an electric consumer under which electric energy generated by that electric consumer from an eligible on-site generating facility and delivered to the local distribution facilities may be used to offset electric energy provided by the electric utility to the electric consumer during the applicable billing period.”
It will be an important piece of local energy planning, because if the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission yields to utility pressure to limit solar installations, it will de-incentivize local solar projects.
- 3.2.14 PUC pushes limits on PA solar ‘net meter’ actions, by Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Throwing Shade: Fearing lost profits, the nation’s investor-owned utilities are moving to blot out the solar revolution, by Edward Humes, Sierra Magazine
- Smart Wind and Solar Power: Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into the grid, by Kevin Bullis, Technology Review