Amendment to Definition of Public Utility/92nd Arkansas General Assembly: Senate Bill 145 Proposes to Amend the Arkansas Renewable Energy Development Act of 2001

February 04, 2019

By: Walter G. Wright

Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law

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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.

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