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Prospects for Public Power and Distributed Renewable Energy

June 2015

Citation: ELR 10537

Author: Uma Outka

Recent growth in rooftop solar energy has caught the attention of utilities. Every customer who generates her own electricity is a customer who is not buying it (or at least as much of it) from the power company. Indeed, if she lives in one of the many states that permit or require such arrangements, the utility may have to buy back any excess electricity that her solar system produces.

Uma Outka is Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.

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