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Policy Solutions: Net Metering


We must establish rules that allow customers and aggregated communities to sell local distributed generation back to the grid at appropriate rates. An enabling policy is the feed-in tariff, which encourages investments in distributed power generation.

Suggested reading on net metering:

  • Smart Grid Issues in State Law and Regulation
    This extensive white paper, authored by Ashley Brown, Esq. of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Raya Salter, Esq., includes evaluation of net metering throughout the country and corresponding policy recommendations.