NorthWestern Energy opposes net-metering cap increase

The Legislature should allow government entities to produce five times more solar energy for credit, according to one Republican’s bill.

Rep. Daniel Zolnikov, R-Billings, got a little excited as he tried to overcome NorthWestern Energy arguments against House Bill 34, which would increase the net-metering cap to 250 kilowatts from 50 kW for solar projects by government entities such as schools or prisons.

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