By Pablo N. Garcia Rodriguez
Nowadays renewable energies are a popular topic due to the benefits that they provide for our environment and our health. Moreover, 15 years ago, a new mechanism was implemented in the United States which enables people to get money from using alternative ways of energy. This is Net Metering.
Its first implementation was in 2003 but, as it was a new technology, it was not allowed in several states. Today, considering that this system has improved people’s lives economically, new regulations allow its use in 38 states plus D.C. The chart below shows Net Metering increasing since 2003 to 2010.
Chart from Eia.Gov, 2018, https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=6270.
The following presentation is to provide an understanding of the basics of Net Metering and to present some existing policies that regulate this mechanism in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington D.C.