2017 Technical Conference Addressing Questions Re: Implementation of Net Metering Legislation (SEA 309)

After learning of questions from those involved in the installation of solar panels and other net metering equipment, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is hosting a Technical Conference as a forum to address questions and concerns regarding the implementation of the newly-enacted Indiana Code chapter 8-1-40 (Senate Enrolled Act 309) on net metering and distributed generation, particularly the Dec. 31, 2017 deadline for the 30-year grandfather provision. The Technical Conference will take place on July 20, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in its judicial courtroom 222, on the mezzanine level of the PNC Center, 101 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

We invite your input and ask that you send us your questions, concerns, and examples regarding the topic(s) for which you would like clarification. The Technical Conference will be only on the short-term implementation of Indiana Code chapter 8-1-40, and not the policy decision made by the Indiana General Assembly to enact this statute. Please send your questions, concerns, and examples to us in writing by June 28, 2017. If possible, please send your written input via email to URCComments@urc.in.gov. Your input may also be sent to us via U.S. mail using the address below. All written input will be posted on the Commission’s website. With the information we receive on or before June 28, we will build an agenda for the Technical Conference, which we plan on distributing on July 6, 2017. Additional questions may be asked at the Technical Conference.

The Technical Conference will be streamed online here. As there will be limited seating at the Technical Conference, we ask that, in addition to sending us questions and concerns in advance, each organization send only one or two representatives to participate in the Technical Conference.

Following the discussion at the Technical Conference, the Commission may take additional action, such as issuing an Emergency Clarification Order and temporarily adjusting the time deadlines or other requirements of the Commission’s current interconnection rule (170 Indiana Administrative Code 4-4.3).  To provide the evidentiary support for any possible action, the Commission’s court reporters will be recording and transcribing the Technical Conference.

Again, the Commission welcomes and invites your participation. Please note that the discussion at the Technical Conference will be only on the short-term implementation of Indiana Code chapter 8-1-40, and not the policy decision made by the Indiana General Assembly to enact this statute.

If you have any questions prior to the Technical Conference, or if you want to send your input via regular mail, please contact the Commission’s General Counsel at:

Beth Heline, General Counsel
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
101 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500 E
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-2092
BHeline@urc.IN.gov

Documents

Public Notice

Technical Conference Agenda

Handout - Statute, Rules and Comments

Breakdown of maximum time allotted based on current interconnection rule as understood by IURC General Counsel's Office | PowerPoint Slides

Indiana Energy Association Points of Contact

Comments

Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP | PDF

Joint Commenters: CGI, CAC, HEC, Indiana DG, Sierra Club - Hoosier Chapter | PDF

Indiana Energy Association | PDF

Johnson-Melloh Companies | PDF

Rectify Solar - Phil Teague | PDF