Distributed generation.

Authors: Representative Eric Allan Koch

Co-authors: Representative Randall Frye


Amends provisions related to cogeneration facilities to include certain host operations. Provides that the utility regulatory commission may authorize an electricity supplier to establish certain tariffs, rates and charges, and credits with respect to the acquisition of electricity from a customer that uses distributed generation. Establishes consumer protections for customers using distributed generation. Requires electricity suppliers and customers that use distributed generation to comply with applicable safety, performance, reliability and interconnection rules and standards. Provides that a local ordinance, resolution, or order involving distributed generation equipment must: (1) reasonably accommodate the facility; and (2) represent the minimum regulation practicable to accomplish a legitimate governmental purpose.