04RS SB247


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SB 247 (BR 2013) - E. Harris

     AN ACT relating to metering of electricity.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 278 to require retail electric suppliers to facilitate and accommodate "eligible customer-generators" who generate electricity with photovoltaic cells on their premises; require that the utility credit such customers for the cost of any excess power generated by those customers which is fed back into the electric grid.


     SCS - Require electric suppliers to facilitate interconnection with "customer generators" who generate a portion of their own electricity with photovoltaic cells; require suppliers to issue credit to such generators who feed power back to the grid; reduce rated capacity of eligible customer generators from 25 to 15 kilowatts and below; reduce cap on cumulative capacity of all such home systems from 1% to one-tenth of 1% of supplier's single hour peak load; change responsibility for additional meter cost from supplier to customer; eliminate transferability of excess electricity credits; require verification of safety and compliance when any system is transferred to a new owner; include interconnecting equipment in safety and power quality section.

     Feb 27-introduced in Senate
     Mar 3-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 17, 2004
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 18-received in House
     Mar 19-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Mar 26-posting waived; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 29-2nd reading, to Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day
     Apr 13-3rd reading, passed 93-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 193)

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