Walter G. Wright
Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Senate Bill 145 has been introduced which would amend the definition of “public utility” to add an additional subdivision which would read as follows:
(J) The term “public utility” does not include an entity that:
(i) Is a net-metering customer as defined in § 23-18-603;
(ii) Is a net-metering facility as defined in § 23-18-603; or
(iii) Develops, plans, installs, constructs, or otherwise provides a net-metering facility as defined in § 23-18-603 to a met-metering customer as defined in § 23-18-603;
Senate Bill 145 is sponsored by Senator David Wallace of Leachville, Arkansas.
The legislation would also address the phrases “net-metering customer” and “net-metering facility.”
A copy of Senate Bill 145 can be found here.