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This document is current as of October 2008.

States’ Consideration of EPAct 2005 Standards The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has been tracking state-level developments related to the net metering and interconnection provisions in the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). This table, available at www.irecusa.org, provides an overview of relevant state activities. The table has been updated monthly up until October 2008. EPAct 2005 required state public utility commissions and certain “nonregulated” utilities 1 to “consider” standards for net metering and interconnection. Section 1251 of EPAct required states and nonregulated utilities to consider a net-metering standard on or before August 8, 2007, and to make a determination regarding this standard on or before August 8, 2008. Section 1254 of EPAct required states and nonregulated utilities to consider an interconnection standard based on the IEEE 1547 standard on or before August 8, 2006, and to make a determination regarding this standard on or before August 8, 2007. As of October 2008, most states have at least considered implementing state-wide interconnection and net metering standards. As it is unlikely that EPAct 2005 will spur any further developments in this area, this table will no longer be updated monthly. Please consider this the final version of this document.

EPAct Net-Metering Standard

EPAct Interconnection Standard

AL

Rejected

Rejected

AK

Rejected, intends to open a NM docket to create own requirements Consideration complete (revised existing state policies) Consideration complete (new net metering rules adopted) Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete

Rejected, intends to open a IC docket to create own requirements Consideration complete (revised existing state policies) Consideration complete (IEEE 1547 to be adopted)

State

AR AZ CA CO

Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete

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Docket Number(s) See Order dated 3/19/08, Docket 30066 Docket No. 30068 and Docket 30066 Docket No. R-06-005 (See Order #7) Docket No. 06-105-U (See Order #12) See Decision 70194, Docket RE-00000A07-0608 for new net metering rules ACC R14-2-2301 et seq. (net metering) Docket No. RE-00000A-07-0608 Docket No. E-00000A-99-0431 No formal consideration due to prior state action Docket No. 06I-169E

Specifically, these requirements apply to utilities that are not subject to state PUC jurisdiction and that have annual retail sales exceeding 500 million kilowatt-hours.

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EPAct Interconnection Standard

(rejected) Consideration complete (rejected, PUC rewrote net metering rules Docket 03-07-02RE10) Consideration complete (rejected, lack of statutory authority, rewrote existing net metering rules) Consideration complete (rejected, existing state rules were re-written)

(rejected) Consideration complete (Utilities re-wrote their existing guidelines Docket 03-01-15RE01) Consideration complete (rejected in favor of MADRI model)

FL

Consideration complete (rejected, re-wrote their existing guidelines)

Consideration complete (rejected, re-wrote their existing guidelines)

GA

Consideration complete (rejected, satisfied with what is in GA Power IRP) Consideration complete (rejected, expanded existing tariffs)

Consideration complete (rejected, satisfied with what is in GA Power IRP)

State CT

DC

DE

HI

ID IL

IN IA KS KY LA

Consideration complete (rejected, SB 8 directs adoption of IREC model)

Consideration complete (rejected, utilities expanded existing tariffs)

Docket Number(s) No formal consideration due to prior state action. Formal Case 1049 (net metering) Also see Order 14840 for net metering, issued 6/25/08 Formal Case 1050 (interconnection) PSC Regulation Docket No. 58 Senate Bill 8 (enacted) Delmarva Order 7304, Docket 07-234 PSC Order 7326, Docket 49 (net metering) Docket No. 060410-EI Docket No. 070674, Order dated 3/4/08 Order PSC-07-1026-NOR-EI HB 7135 (enacted) enabled this ruling. Docket No. 24505, see documents 106854, 105195, and 103617 Order 24089 dated 3/13/08, Docket No. 20060084 (net metering) Docket No. 2006-0497 (interconnection) Docket No. 2006-0498 (interconnection) HB 2550 (enacted) codifies PUC’s net metering rule.

Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (SB 0680 requires net metering, see 3/19/08 order) Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (rejected, will revise existing utility tariffs) Consideration complete (rejected)

Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (IEEE 1457 adopted for systems up to 10 MW)

Case No. GNR-R-06-02

Consideration complete (rejected) Under consideration

Docket R-29213

Consideration complete (rejected, will revise existing utility tariffs) Consideration complete (rejected)

Consideration complete (rejected)

Consideration complete (rejected)

Docket 07-GIME-104-GIV Also see Dockets 08-KCPE-258-TAR and 08-MDWE-256-TAR Case No. 2006-00045 Senate Bill 83, enacted 4/24/08, improved net metering (see Docket 2008-00169) Docket R-29213 SB 359 (enacted) expands net metering

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Senate Bill 0680 (enacted) Case 06-0525 (interconnection) Case 07-0483 (net metering, FINAL)

Docket No. NOI-06-04 (interconnection)


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EPAct Interconnection Standard

ME

Consideration complete (rejected)

Consideration complete (rejected)

MD

Consideration complete (SB 595 requires net metering)

Consideration complete (new rules consistent with federal standard)

MA

Rejected (New law, SB 2768, initiates net metering)

Stalled (collaborative process was started, but seems stalled)

MI

Under consideration (SB 213 calls for statewide NM program to be developed)

Under consideration (SB 213 calls for state-wide standards to be developed)

MN

Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (rejected, addressed in utility tariffs) Consideration complete (rejected, but revised existing state rules)

Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (rejected)

MT

Consideration complete (rejected)

Consideration complete (initially rejected, but may be reconsidering)

NE2

Consideration complete (rejected, but NPPD adopted a modified net metering standard) Consideration complete (rejected, but have revised existing rules)

Consideration complete (IEEE1547 adopted by NPPD)

Consideration complete (rejected, HB 447 considered sufficient)

Under consideration (rulemaking proceeding will be opened to consider changes)

State

MS MO

NV

NH

Consideration complete (IEEE 1547 standard adopted)

Consideration complete (rejected)

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Docket Number(s) “Informal” consideration process. Two new dockets opened in May 2008 to study existing IC/NM practices Docket 2008-186 (interconnection) Docket 2008-196 (net billing) L.D. 2149 (enacted) initiated above dockets Senate Bill 595 (enacted) Case No. 9060 (interconnection) IC rules finalized in Maryland Register, 4/11/08 DTE 07-6 (interconnection). This docket has no recent activity. S.B. 2768 (enacted) contains new net metering provisions Senate Bill 213 (enacted) Case No. U-15239 and U-14085 (interconnection) Case No. U-15316 (net metering) Also see Case No. U-15113 for prior net metering documents) Docket No. E-999/CI-06-159 Docket No. 2006-AD-0362 Case No. EO-2006-0493 (net metering) Case No. EO-2006-0497 (interconnection) Also see S.B. 54 (net metering law enacted 6/26/07) and related Case EX-2008-0280 Docket N2006.5.60 Docket N2007.10.114 (interconnection) Also see Docket No. N2007.8.97 (available only in person at MT PSC) See NPPD Standard CSDAM-ST-004 NPPD adopted a modified net metering standard 6/13/08 Docket No. 06-06034 Docket 07-06024, revised regulation, document ID 20612. Also see Docket 0803022 (net metering) Docket No. 06-061, Order 24893 House Bill 447 (enacted, NM)

Nebraska is unique in that it is the only state in the country served entirely by publicly owned power entities. The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is a federal agency.

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EPAct Interconnection Standard

Consideration complete (rejected, state rules rewritten in spring 2008 per S.B. 2936) Consideration complete (revised existing rule)

Consideration complete (rejected, NJ has existing, sterling interconnection regulations) Consideration Complete (revised existing rule)

NY

Consideration complete (rejected)

Consideration complete (rejected)

NC

Consideration complete (rejected, but new state rules are being written)

Adopted, with modifications

ND

Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (new standard adopted)

Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (new standard adopted)

Under consideration Consideration complete (new state rules adopted) Consideration complete (HB 1203 revises net metering rules)

Under consideration Consideration complete (new state rules adopted) Consideration complete (HB 1203 revises interconnection rules)

RI

Under consideration (H.B. 7809/ S.B. 7806 revises net metering rules)

Under consideration

SC

Consideration complete (rejected, will adopt program like NC, utility tariff filings being discussed)

Consideration complete (new standard adopted)

SD

Consideration complete (rejected, due to lack of statutory authority)

Consideration complete (IEEE 1457 adopted, proposed IC rule pending)

State NJ

NM

OH

OK OR PA

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Docket Number(s) Also see S.B. 2936, enacted 1/13/08 revises state’s net metering rules Case No. 07-00422-UT (net metering and interconnection); see Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Case No. 06-00241-UT (net metering) Case No. 07-00014-UT, see Document 1039242 (interconnection) Case 06-E-0761 (net metering) Also see net metering legislation A11146 and A11582 (enacted) 8/08 See Senate Bill 3 (enacted) Docket No. E-100, Sub 107 Docket E-100, Sub 83 (net metering) Docket E-100, Sub 101 (interconnection), see Order dated 6/9/08, Appendix A Case No. PU-06-290, Order issued Case 05-1500-EL-COI All utility tariffs have been filed; approval pending PUC interpretation of S.B. 221. SB 221 (enacted May 1, 2008) contained some new interconnection and net metering provisions Docket No. AR 515 Also see AR 521 (interconnection) House Bill 1203 (enacted) See docket: L-00040168 (interconnection being reconsidered) See dockets: M-00051865, L00050174, L00050175 Docket 3759 Also see Docket 3904 for National Grid’s IC/NM tariff revisions Also see H.B. 7809 / S.B. 2851 (enacted 6/21/08) which increases eligible net metering capacity Order 2007-618 (net metering) Docket 2005-385-E (net metering tariffs) Docket 2005-387-E (interconnection) R 247 (joint resolution, enacted 5/13/08) requires PSC to study NM in neighboring states and report back to legislature. Docket No. EL06-018, Final interconnection order issued in July 2007, but PUC is developing IC rules as of spring 2008.


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EPAct Net-Metering Standard

EPAct Interconnection Standard

TN

Consideration complete (rejected)

Consideration complete (rejected)

Docket No. 06-00010 (Kingsport Power) Docket No. 06-00183 (Kentucky Utilities) Docket No. 06-00182 (Entergy)

TVA

Consideration complete (adopted) Consideration complete (HB 3693 addresses net metering, ERCOT is developing rules)

Consideration complete (adopted) Consideration complete (HB 3693 addresses interconnection)

UT

Consideration complete (rejected, but S.B. 84 expands net metering as of 3/17/08)

Consideration complete (new standard adopted)

VT

Consideration complete (rejected, but S.B. 209 expands net metering as of 3/19/08) Consideration complete (rejected, amending existing rules)

Consideration complete (rejected)

www.tva.gov/purpa/index.htm Also see Federal Register Project No. 32854 House Bill 3693 (enacted) Rulemaking Project 34890, parts 1 and 2 (net metering) Also see ERCOT, Distributed Generation Task Force 12/27/07 recommendations (for IC and NM below 50 kW) Docket No. 06-999-03 Docket 07-999-07 (interconnection) Docket 07-999-08 (net metering) S.B. 84 enacted 3/17/08 (net metering) Docket 08-035-T04 approved Rocky Mtn Power’s net metering tariff on 6/13/08 See Rule 5.100 modifications S.B. 209 enacted 3/19/08 (net metering)

State

TX

VA

WA

Consideration complete (rejected)

WV

Consideration complete (new standard adopted) Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (rejected)

WI WY

Docket Number(s)

Consideration complete (initially rejected, but opened new docket on 2/27/08 to develop rules consistent with federal standard)

Case No. PUE-2006-00064 (original interconnection case) Case No. PUE-2008-00004 (interconnection, as of 2/27/08) Case No. PUE-2008-00008 (net metering, as of 5/2/08)

Consideration complete (rejected, but will revise existing state standard) Consideration complete (new standard adopted) Consideration complete (rejected) Consideration complete (rejected)

Docket UE-060649 See Order 545 (interconnection)

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Case No. 06-0708-E-GI No formal consideration due to prior state action Docket No. 9000-95-XR-06

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