The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has issued proposed rules (Docket No. 13-729) to revise the state’s net metering policy. The proposed rules establish customer compensation rates for net-metered facilities. Under the proposed rules, customers with generators up to 40 kW could choose to be compensated at the average retail energy rate or at the avoided-cost rate. Customers with facilities larger than 40 kW but not larger than 1 MW could choose to be compensated at the avoided-cost rate or in the form of kWh bill credits. At the end of a calendar year, customers would be compensated at the avoided-cost rate.
The deadline to request a hearing and to submit comments on the proposed rules is February 4, 2015.