Quantcast

Vt. proposing to raise renewable power limit - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Vt. proposing to raise renewable power limit

Posted: Updated:

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The administration of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin wants to almost quadruple the amount of electricity that small renewable energy projects can send on to the grid while receiving credit on electric bills for that power.

Currently, net metering is capped at 4 percent at a utility's peak capacity, but most of the state's utilities have reached that limit. The limit means people who want to build small-scale solar, wind, anaerobic digestion of agricultural products, biomass and fuel cells.

Deputy Public Service Commissioner Darren Springer laid out the state's proposal Wednesday to the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

The Rutland Herald reports the department wants to raise the cap to 15 percent of peak demand for three years while a more permanent solution is found.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WCAX. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.