Cuomo Signs Net-Metering Legislation

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The Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) applauded Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., for signing into law legislation that broadens the opportunity for New Yorkers to install on-site renewable energy generating systems by allowing the use of remote net metering.

With remote net-metering provisions in place, farm and non-residential utility customers who install renewable energy systems will no longer be required to have that system physically connected to the site of energy use in order to receive a billing credit for the energy produced. The new statute also accounts for customers with multiple electric meters.

‘Governor Cuomo's signing of this legislation is an important step forward in continually improving and expanding the opportunities for New York to build its clean energy economy, and we commend and appreciate his endorsement,’ says Carol E. Murphy, executive director of ACE NY. ‘The ability to remotely net meter is essential in making renewable energy a viable option for customers whose energy resource may not be located directly adjacent to where electricity is used.’

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