Kentucky enacted statewide net-metering legislation (SB 247) in April 2004, requiring all investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives to offer net metering to customers with solar-electric (PV) systems of 15 kilowatts (kW) or less. TVA utilities are exempt from this law. Utilities have since filed tariffs with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) that include all terms and conditions of their net-metering programs, including interconnection standards. Two Kentucky utilities -- Kentucky Utilities (KU) and Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) -- that previously offered pilot net-metering programs offer net metering to customers with wind and hydroelectric systems. Interconnection rules for net-metered systems include the following key provisions:
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Applicable Utilities:||Yes (separate rules for non-net-metered DG systems)|
|System Capacity Limit:||15 kW (100 kW for non-net-metered DG systems)|
|External Disconnect Switch:||Yes|
|Net Metering Required:||Yes|
|Name:||KRS Â§ 278.465 et seq.|
|Organization:||Kentucky Solar Partnership|
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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.
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