Legislation to update energy policy passes out of House

The House passed legislation Wednesday to update Kentucky’s private solar energy policy to ensure costs remain fair for all energy consumers in the state with a 49-45 vote.

Current law requires utility companies to pay certain private solar energy customers for any excess electricity they feed onto the energy grid at a rate that’s higher than utilities pay for other energy sources.

House Bill 227, sponsored by House Natural Resources and Energy Committee Chair Jim Gooch, would continue to require the utility to pay for excess power generated by private solar customers while ensuring all customers pay their fair share of use of the energy grid.

Watch an interview with Rep. Gooch about the legislation here.

House Bill 227 now moves to Senate for action in committee.

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