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09/04/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Approves Net Metering Interconnection Agreements


TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved the state’s five investor-owned electric utilities’ standard interconnection agreements and related tariff revisions, as required by the net metering rule approved in March.

The net metering rule promotes the development and interconnection of customer-owned renewable generation and minimizes costs for customers attempting to interconnect to their utility.  It encourages the development of renewable generation by:  (1) expanding the size of eligible systems from 10 kW to 2 MW; (2) expanding the type of eligible systems from solely photovoltaic to all renewable technologies; (3) expediting the interconnection of customer-owned renewable generation; and (4) allowing customers to offset consumption through net metering.

“By making it more attractive for customers to use renewables, we are promoting fuel diversity and reliability and increasing development of renewable generation in Florida,” said PSC Chairman Matthew M. Carter II.  “Today’s approval will encourage eligible customers to reduce the electricity purchased from their utility-saving money for the customer and increasing grid capacity for the utility.”
 
The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner.  The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.
       



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