Net Metering Regulations Signed Into Law.
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska adopted regulations (3 AAC 50.900 - 3AAC 50-949)
addressing net metering requirements for certain economically regulated electric utilities. Net
metering allows a consumer to reduce his or her load requirement by interconnecting on-site
generation facilities to electric utility facilities. The net metering regulations apply to independent
electric systems owned and operated by an electric utility subject to economic regulation if the
system had total retail sales of 5,000,000 kWh or more during the previous calendar year (an
exemption applies if the system generates 100 percent of its power using renewable resources).
Based on 2008 PCE Annual Report Data and Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report Data filed with the
RCA, the following independent electric systems are subject to the net metering regulations:
Alaska Power Company: The communities of Craig, Haines, Klawock, Skagway, and
Bethel Utilities Corporation
TDX North Slope Generating
Alaska Electric Light & Power
Homer Electric Association
Municipal Light & Power
Chugach Electric Association
Golden Valley Electric Association
Matanuska Electric Association
The net metering regulations took effect on June 16, 2010, and will be published July 2010
in Register 194 of the Alaska Administrative Code.
Date Issued: 6/24/2010