NY: Bill would expand, strengthen net metering


New legislation introduced in New York (A. 2927) would expand net metering opportunities for customers by revising several components of the state’s net metering law. Specifically, this new bill would: (1) remove all aggregate net metering caps; (2) remove the term “residential” from the list of eligible customers and replace it with “any customer,” thereby removing customer class limitations on net metering; (3) require the use of a single, bi-directional meter; (4) require net metering and interconnection applications to be processed within one month; and (5) add more “safe harbor” language to prevent new charges.

Several of New York’s investor-owned utilities have approached and/or exceeded their aggregate net metering caps in recent months.