We previously wrote about a net metering phase-out in Connecticut, but it appears we spoke too soon. While opponents of net metering did their best in 2018 to pass legislation to hinder this particular solar power incentive, the Connecticut legislature almost unanimously passed legislation to save net metering in Connecticut in May 2019. The bill delays legislative action on net metering until 2021, so you can still access this benefit in 2020.
What exactly is net metering? It’s a solar power incentive where your utility company puts a meter on your solar array. When the meter spins forward, your facility is using the utility company’s power, but when it spins backward, you’re using power generated by your solar array. Then your utility company bills you for the difference between your utility energy usage and solar energy usage. If the difference is positive, you pay that to your utility company. If the difference is negative, you receive a credit from your utility company for your solar energy generation and usage.