Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., has introduced the Americans Making Power Act (AMP Act), which would establish a national standard for net metering. The legislation would allow Americans to feed back into the grid excess renewable power they generate through homes and small businesses. This legislation would also encourage a more diffuse means of energy production.
The AMP Act addresses two main issues associated with a robust net-metering policy: namely the actual net-metering standard and a policy component designed to allow for the connection of a renewable energy system to the electric grid.
The AMP Act would accomplish this by modifying Section 113 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. While some 42 states have already adopted some form of net metering and/or interconnection standards, there are many variations in policy, and some states have yet to adopt net-metering language at all. This bill will set a national standard but is still flexible enough to allow states to set their own standards, as long as they go above and beyond the outlined language.
SOURCE: Office of Rep. Jay Inslee