Proposal to consider net metering in Mississippi


Toby Barker
Jackson, MS, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 28, 2009 – A bill has been introduced to the Mississippi legislature to set up a study committee to determine the feasibility and desirability of the use of net metering in the state.

According to the bill the study must include recommendations regarding the desirability of solar panel net metering and whether the state should mandate that energy companies pay or give credit to its customers for certain energy under a system of net metering. The bill requires the committee to report its findings and recommendations, including any recommended legislation, before October 30, 2009.

The bill, which was introduced by Representative Toby Barker, is currently under review by the House Public Utilities Committee.

Mississippi is one of a handful of states in the U.S. without a statewide net metering policy.