Missouri perhaps the next to apply fees to 'netmeterinng'?

Just saw that Missouri is considering fees for grid tied users...

Article here for my Missouri net metering people;

Missouri House considering solar power fees - The Missouri Times
Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Magnum MS4024, Prosine 1800(now backup) and Exeltech 1100(former backup...lol), 660 ah 24v Forklift battery(now 10 years old). Off grid for 20 years (if I include 8 months on a bicycle).
- Assorted other systems, pieces and to many panels in the closet to not do more projects.

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  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Many utilities have a delivery levy for infrastructure maintenance which everyone who is connected pays, even grid tied solar subscribers, is this not the case in Missouri? 
    1500W, 6× Schutten 250W Poly panels , Schneider MPPT 60 150 CC, Schneider SW 2524 inverter, 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery with Battery Bodyguard BMS 
    Second system 1890W  3 × 300W No name brand poly, 3×330 Sunsolar Poly panels, Morningstar TS 60 PWM controller, no name 2000W inverter 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery with Daly BMS, used for water pumping and day time air conditioning.  
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  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,697 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mcgivor said:
    Many utilities have a delivery levy for infrastructure maintenance which everyone who is connected pays, even grid tied solar subscribers, is this not the case in Missouri? 
    If you follow the link, There is a proposed fee for solar(alternative energy?) grid tie systems. So everyone is not involved, directed towards solar/alternate energy backfeeding the grid.
    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Magnum MS4024, Prosine 1800(now backup) and Exeltech 1100(former backup...lol), 660 ah 24v Forklift battery(now 10 years old). Off grid for 20 years (if I include 8 months on a bicycle).
    - Assorted other systems, pieces and to many panels in the closet to not do more projects.
  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Photowhit said:
    mcgivor said:
    Many utilities have a delivery levy for infrastructure maintenance which everyone who is connected pays, even grid tied solar subscribers, is this not the case in Missouri? 
    If you follow the link, There is a proposed fee for solar(alternative energy?) grid tie systems. So everyone is not involved, directed towards solar/alternate energy backfeeding the grid.


    Understood, my question is, if there is already a connection fee in place, presumably for infrastructure maintenance and is the proposal to add an additional fee to those feeding into the grid? Which could be construed as a revenue generating tool, hense the opposition, or do the commercial suppliers, who are not consumers, pay such a fee and the thought is it should apply to all suppliers, large or small?

    All too often it seems initially there are incentives to encourage small scale solar, only to be changed later to benefit the utility, by reduced feed in tariffs or added fees, after the honeymoon is over.
    1500W, 6× Schutten 250W Poly panels , Schneider MPPT 60 150 CC, Schneider SW 2524 inverter, 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery with Battery Bodyguard BMS 
    Second system 1890W  3 × 300W No name brand poly, 3×330 Sunsolar Poly panels, Morningstar TS 60 PWM controller, no name 2000W inverter 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery with Daly BMS, used for water pumping and day time air conditioning.  
    5Kw Yanmar clone single cylinder air cooled diesel generator for rare emergency charging and welding.
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