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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 hosted 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 Commission requested that the public and those involved in the installation of solar panels and other net metering equipment provide their initial questions and comments in writing and allowed a two-week period for those submissions. From those questions and comments, the agenda for the Technical Conference was developed. The Technical Conference took place on July 20, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in its judicial courtroom 222, on the mezzanine level of the PNC Center, 101 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
On August 9, 2017, the Commission approved a General Administrative Order, GAO 2017-2, "Guidance Regarding Indiana Code § 8-1-40-14 and Commission Rules." The GAO and other documents relating to the Technical Conference, including a copy of the transcript, can be found below.
Breakdown of maximum time allotted based on current interconnection rule as understood by IURC General Counsel's Office | PowerPoint Slides
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
Post-Technical Conference Comments from Joint Commenters: Carmel Green Initiative, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, Columbus Community Solar Initiative, Earth Charter Indiana, Hoosier Environmental Council, Hoosier Solar Initiative, IndianaDG, Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light, OFA Indiana, Prosperity Indiana, Sierra Club – Hoosier Chapter, Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, Solarize East Central Indiana, Solarize Evansville, Solarize Ft. Wayne, Solarize Indianapolis, Solarize Kokomo, Solarize Northern Indiana, Solarize South Central Indiana, Solarize the Sunny Side (Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany area), Sr. Claire Whalen - team leader of Solarize Batesville/Oldenburg, and Valley Watch | PDF
Post-Technical Conference Comments from Indiana Energy Association | PDF