Powering homes with clean energy generated from rooftop solar panels and selling the excess energy to utilities are appealing prospects to those attuned to environmental, energy efficiency, and self-sufficiency considerations. Understandably, solar distributed generation has moved into the social and political electricity spotlight over the past several years. Solar distributed generation has energy value, the potential for reducing transmission costs and, under certain circumstances, capacity value. However, many states continue to debate and modify methods for solar distributed generation implementation. In this course, attorney Jillian Kirn provides an introduction to net metering and an overview of recent developments in distributed generation law and policy.
I. Understand net metering terminology, origins, and authority
II. Recognize capacity limits
III. Identify eligible technology under the law
IV. Grasp state variations in compensation rules
V. Address REC ownership issues and net metering system types
VI. Appreciate the pricing debate and policy developments
VII. Discuss recent regulatory developments and litigation
Jillian C. Kirn focuses her practice on environmental and energy matters. She represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts and works on behalf of developers and corporations in connection with the acquisition, transfer, financing, and sale of contaminated real estate, including complex project redevelopments and environmental liability transfers. Jillian assists clients, domestically and internationally, with the development of alternative energy projects and policy.
Prior to joining the firm, Jillian handled air, waste, and toxics enforcement matters in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Regional Counsel in Seattle, Washington.
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I have an interest in renewable energy and this is one of the best presentations I've seen on Lawline.
Very dense - if you are interested in solar, good course.
This program was excellent. Full of content and well presented.
excellent presentation and content
Awesome presenter; great, substantive content.
This presenter did a great job helping the listener understand this complex subject.
Good, balanced coverage of complicated, evolving area of law and policy!
Good primer on the subject, delivered by competent and informative counsel.
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