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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2747

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


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 25, 2018

  Ms. Hassan (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

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                                 A BILL


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

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 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''.

SEC. 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:

``SEC. 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.''.
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