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§3062.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1)  "Commission" means the Louisiana Public Service Commission or other appropriate governing body for an electric utility.

(2)  "Electric utility" means a public or investor-owned utility, an electric cooperative, municipal utility, or any private power supplier or marketer that is engaged in the business of supplying electric energy to the ultimate consumer.

(3)  "Net energy metering" means measuring the difference between electricity supplied by an electric utility and the electricity generated by a net energy metering customer and sold back to the electric utility over the applicable billing period.

(4)  "Net energy metering customer" means an owner of a net energy metering facility.

(5)  "Net energy metering facility" means a facility for the production of electrical energy that:

(a)  Uses solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, or biomass resources to generate electricity including but not limited to fuel cells and micro turbines that generate electricity if the fuel source is entirely derived from renewable resources.

(b)  Has a generating capacity of not more than twenty-five kilowatts for residential use or three hundred kilowatts for commercial or agricultural use.

(c)  Is located in Louisiana.

(d)  Can operate with an electric utility's existing transmission and distribution facilities.

(e)  Is intended primarily to offset part or all of the net energy metering customer requirements for electricity.

Acts 2003, No. 653, §1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2008, No. 543, §1, eff. June 30, 2008.

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