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NMPP urges City to update net metering policy for consumer-owned alternate energy sources

As alternate sources of energy become more commonplace, the City of Kimball is considering an update to the net metering policy.

Net metering allows a consumer to “bank” energy produced by personal solar panels or wind turbines that goes unused at the time of production.

Rich Andrysik presented information about net metering at the Sept. 26 Board of Public Works meeting. Andrysik is an engineer employed by the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP).

Customer-owned renewable energy generation may be net metered in Nebraska, but that energy must reach a minimum of 25 kW and can be generated...