Energy News


Continued Growth for Self-Generation

  As the cost of private energy generation starts to come down, some states are cutting compensation to self-generating customers who sell their excess power back to their energy company.
  Indiana is still a place where self-generation is being supported by energy companies and Senate Bill 309 will preserve the higher retail rate paid to self-generating customers for many years to come. Additionally, Senate Bill 309 puts into place a transition that won't financially burden customers that don't self-generate in the future. 

  Senate Bill 309 establishes certainty for all customers as more and more of them decide to generate their own energy.


Self-Generation of Energy Will Continue to Thrive in Indiana

  Self-generation of energy has come a long way in the last ten years since net metering laws were put into place to help incentivize customers to invest in private generation like solar and wind.
  In an effort to continue to promote renewal energy, Indiana’s electric utilities propose to extend the net metering laws in Senate Bill 309. Customers will have the certainty of knowing that the excess energy they generate will be purchased by their energy supplier.  
  Senate Bill 309 is a sensible way to expand solar generation for existing customers and establish certainty for customers who want to install private solar generation units in the future. 


Indiana's Energy Companies Continue to Encourage Self-Generation

  For twelve years now Indiana’s energy companies have helped build and encourage the expansion of the self-generation of energy for its customers. Since 2005, “net metering” laws have been on the books in Indiana that require Indiana energy companies to pay more than market value for energy that self-generating customers send back to them.
  Installing self-generation units like solar panels on your home hasn’t been viable until recently because of the high costs of installation. However, solar panel installation has become more affordable over the last ten years. Net metering policies were originally put in place to incentivize customers to pay for expensive panels, but won’t be needed long-term.
  Indiana’s energy companies are proposing to extend current net metering policies for another ten years to further promote private self-generation, while putting in place a framework for future self-generation viability. Senate Bill 309 makes certain that after the next ten years, self-generating customers will continue to be compensated for the energy they send back to the utility.
  Indiana should help usher in expanded self-generation of energy by passing Senate Bill 309 and:...