Parallel Generation Law

June 12, 2001


Governor Bill Graves signed Kansas HB 2245 into law on May 22, 2001, enabling small renewable systems to interconnect to the utility grid. The law is similar in scope to many of the net metering bills that have recently passed in a number of other states. It applies to all renewables up to 25 kW for residential applications and 100 kW for commercial applications, but the law does not allow net metering per se. Excess generation that flows back to the utility is metered separately and is credited at 150% of the wholesale rate for energy. The law does not reference national interconnection standards such as those developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL). These issues are expected to be addressed by the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Applicable Utilities: 25 kW residential; 100 kW commercial
Aggregate Capacity Limit: Metered separately; credited at 150% of wholesale rate


Name: Jim Ploger
Organization: Kansas Corporation Commission
Address: 1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka KS 66604-4027
Phone: (785) 271-3349

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.