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A Federal Takeover of Consumer Generated Electricity?

Many states offer “net metering” programs that allow consumers who self-generate electricity to receive credit for any excess power they generate that goes back onto the grid. State jurisdiction over such matters has long been recognized. Recently, however, federal regulators at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) have been asked to assert exclusive jurisdiction over consumer self-generated electricity sales, preempting state net metering programs and leaving millions of current customers in a maze of regulatory uncertainty. R Street has gathered a distinguished panel of experts to discuss this important topic and the implications of the issue for the broader electric market.


Ted J. Thomas, Chairman, Arkansas Public Service Commission

Landon Stevens, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Conservative Energy Network

Chris Villarreal, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute

Moderator: Josiah Neeley, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute


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