On October 14, 2009 the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) approved a net metering rule. While it appears to have some flaws, this is still a great step forward for anyone interested in alternative energy. The final text of the rule is not yet available but a preliminary summary from the RCA is attached.
For the individual or business wanting to install solar panels, a wind turbine, or other type of renewable energy system net metering is far and away superior to HEA’s SNAP program. This is, of course, why HEA has had difficulty getting members to contribute to SNAP. See some important differences between the two in the attached comparison.
The new net metering rule will become effective after final text has been reviewed and approved by the Attorney General and Lt. Governor.