NOTICE OF FILING
Block Island Utility District ("BIUD") hereby gives notice that on August 19, 2022, BIUD filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (the "Commission") a tariff advice designed to allow single meter systems that were installed under the terms of the legacy net metering policy to remain in service under the terms in which they were connected until the end of a system’s operational life.
BIUD recently implemented a new net metering tariff that went into effect April 1, 2022. Under the proposed legacy net metering tariff, single meter systems installed prior to December 31, 2020 would be grandfathered in under the legacy net metering program for a period of 22½ years (until June 30, 2042).
In addition to several housekeeping edits, the proposed legacy tariff makes four main changes in the net metering policy dated January 1, 2018, including (1) a tariff expiration (sunset) date of June 30, 2042 is included, (2) net metering credit is clearly defined and made consistent with BIUD’s recently implemented net metering tariff, (3) the 125% provision was removed, and (4) maintenance provisions were included to clarify how a member
may maintain their legacy system without being subject to the terms of the newly implemented net metering tariff.
The net metering program is proposed to take effect on October 1, 2022. However, the Commission can suspend the effective date of the proposed tariff and the proposed program will not take effect until the Commission has conducted a full investigation on the proposal. The Commission will publish a notice of the hearing dates when they are scheduled. At that time, ratepayers may comment on the proposal.
A copy of the filing is available at the offices of BIUD's attorneys, Leah J. Donaldson and Michael R. McElroy, 21 Dryden Lane, Providence, RI 02904, and at the Public Utilities Commission, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888, and may be examined by the public during business hours. The filing may also be accessed on the Commission’s website at: https://ripuc.ri.gov/eventsactions/docket/5192page.html. This notice is given pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Block Island Utility District