skip to main content

S. 2747 (115th): National Evaluation of Techniques for Making Energy Technologies More Efficient and Resilient Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 25, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2747

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 25, 2018

(for herself, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Shaheen, and Mr. Sanders) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide for the study and evaluation of net metering, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Evaluation of Techniques for Making Energy Technologies More Efficient and Resilient Act of 2018.

2.

Net metering study and evaluation

Title XVIII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–58; 119 Stat. 1122) is amended by adding at the end the following:

1841.

Net metering study and evaluation

(a)

In general

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall seek to enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (referred to in this section as the National Academies) under which the National Academies shall—

(1)

study the opportunities and challenges associated with net metering; and

(2)

evaluate the expected medium- and long-term impacts of net metering.

(b)

Elements

The study and evaluation conducted pursuant to the agreement entered into under subsection (a) shall address—

(1)

developments in net metering, including the emergence of new technologies;

(2)

alternatives to existing metering systems that—

(A)

provide for transactions that—

(i)

measure electric energy consumption by an electric consumer at the home or facility of that electric consumer; and

(ii)

are capable of sending electric energy usage information through a communications network to an electric utility;

(B)

promote equitable distribution of resources and costs; and

(C)

provide incentives for the use of distributed renewable generation;

(3)

net metering planning and operating techniques;

(4)

effective architecture for net metering;

(5)

successful net metering business models;

(6)

consumer and industry incentives for net metering;

(7)

the role of renewable resources in the electric grid;

(8)

the role of net metering in developing future models for renewable infrastructure; and

(9)

the use of battery storage with net metering.

(c)

Report

(1)

In general

The agreement entered into under subsection (a) shall require the National Academies to submit to the Secretary, not later than 2 years after entering into the agreement, a report that describes the results of the study and evaluation conducted pursuant to the agreement.

(2)

Public availability

The report submitted under paragraph (1) shall be made available to the public through electronic means, including the internet.

.

{# }