Vt. regulators to mull possible changes to 'net metering'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont's public utility regulators plan to review the rule for a renewable energy program.

The Rutland Herald reports that the Public Utility Commission said this week that it's started the process for reviewing possible changes to the state's so-called net metering program, in which customers who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels get a credit on their electric bills for providing power to the grid.

Solar is dominant in the net metering program. The solar industry wants the process to be simpler.

The commission says it thinks the current rule provides helpful guidance, "but there is always room for improvement."

The panel says it plans to hold workshops and seek comment from stakeholders before starting the rulemaking process.

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