Florida League of Cities

Net Metering (Watch)

SB 1024 (Bradley) and HB 741 (McClure) revise current law relating to net metering to avoid the consequence of ratepayers that do not use renewable energy sources from subsidizing electric service costs of other ratepayers who use net metering and renewable energy sources. The bills require the Public Service Commission to propose new net metering rules that will ensure that utility customers using renewable energy generation pay the full cost of electric service and are not subsidized by the utility's general body of ratepayers. The bills authorize certain customers who own or lease renewable generation before a specified date to remain under existing net metering rules for a 10-year period. (O'Hara)