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Net Metering The “Easy Connection Act” requires all utilities in Missouri to offer true Net Metering & Simple Interconnection to any Missouri customer who wishes to interconnect solar, wind, or small hydroelectric system to their home or business.
Prior to the Easy Connection Act, connecting a renewable system to the grid was time-consuming and complicated. Once a systems was connected, the home or business owner credited only 20 cents on the dollar for the energy the system produced.
The Easy Connection Act addressed these critical issues and was passed in the Missouri legislature in 2007. It went into effect in October 2008.
What is Net Metering?
Net Metering Sample Policy & an overview of net Metering Policy:
Missouri Public Utilities Alliance
Fact Sheet from Department of Natural Resources:
Full Text of the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act: http://www.senate.mo.gov/07info/pdf-bill/tat/SB54.pdf
For questions regarding net metering, first consult your local utility.
You can also contact Mo-DNR’s Energy Center at 1-800-361-4827.