North Carolina House Bill 589

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North Carolina House Bill 589


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House Bill 589, Change How Utilities Contract with Renewable Energy Facilities: Passed 34 to 11 in the state Senate on June 28, 2017. 


To restructure state electricity policy and place a four-year moratorium on new wind facilities. Currently, utilities are obligated to buy almost all renewable energy as it is produced regardless of system needs. This bill would have utilities field bids to get most of the state's expected renewable capacity under contract to dispatch as needed. It would also require cleanup and financial assurance rules for large solar projects, let military bases and public universities contract with renewable facilities, and let consumers contract with solar companies to install or lease solar facilities and participate in net metering.


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