Net Metering

Richwood, W.Va.
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An old lot in Richwood may soon become a park featuring trellises with solar panels.

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In the first days of the 2015 Legislative session, energy was the focus of legislators’ attention. A bill that first began as a total repeal of the alternative and renewable energy portfolio act soon became only a partial repeal as lawmakers’ attempted to leave in place current net metering standards.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Gov. Tomblin provided statements Thursday on the signing of three bills passed by the state legislature.

Office of the Governor

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed two bills over technical issues.

On Tuesday, the Democrat nixed a proposal about net metering relationships between utilities and people who generate their own electricity.

Some solar advocates have opposed the bill.