in News Departments > Policy Watch
print the content item

Gov. Mark Parkinson, D-Kan., has signed legislation that codifies the state's renewable energy standard (RES) and allows Kansans to generate their own power through net metering.

"Prior to this year, Kansas was falling behind many other states in the production of cleaner energy," says Parkinson. "More than two-thirds of the country had a renewable energy standard, and Kansas was one of only six states not to allow net metering. With this legislation, we are no longer at the back of the line."

Senate Sub. for H.B.2369 enacts the Renewable Energy Standards Act, which codifies the goal of major Kansas utilities generating 10% of their power from renewable sources by 2011, 15% by 2016 and 20% by 2020. This legislation also enacts the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act, which enables customers to use their own generation and sell back the extra electricity they produce to their utility.

SOURCE: Office Of Gov. Mark Parkinson




Advertisement

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

Slow Turning: What's Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider Acceptance?

Advances have made it feasible for wind turbine blades to adjust individually. However, other factors are preventing the technology's widespread use.


Deepwater Hits Financial Close For Block Island Wind Farm, Expects Summer Construction

The Providence, R.I.-based offshore wind developer becomes the first to financially close on a U.S.-based offshore wind project.


More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015