Testimony will be taken Tuesday, Feb. 16th starting at 3pm at the House Special Committee on Energy hearing on HB 31 .
Louie from Representative Seaton's office thinks they plan to try and put the new RCA regulation language into HB 31. That would make net metering entirely voluntary for the utilities. Under HB 31, cooperatives organized under AS 10.25 are exempt but may waive exemption if the majority of its membership votes in favor of the waiver. Louie thinks this is a backhanded attempt by the utilities to undo net metering regulations passed by the RCA January 15.
Net metering fans will want to testify against this.
The utilities previously testified on the record that Net Metering should be investigated by the RCA and not the legislature. This could be brought up if there are a bunch of utilities testifying on the issue.
If you can attend, please let the LIO know.
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