Parallel Generation Law (Kansas)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Kansas
Name Parallel Generation Law
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Metered separately; credited at 150% of wholesale rate
Applicable Utilities 25 kW residential; 100 kW commercial

Date added to DSIRE 2001-06-12
Last DSIRE Review 2001-06-12

References DSIRE[1]


Governor Bill Graves signed Kansas HB 2245 into law on May 22, 2001, enabling small renewable systems to interconnect to the utility grid. The law is similar in scope to many of the net metering bills that have recently passed in a number of other states. It applies to all renewables up to 25 kW for residential applications and 100 kW for commercial applications, but the law does not allow net metering per se.

Excess generation that flows back to the utility is metered separately and is credited at 150% of the wholesale rate for energy. The law does not reference national interconnection standards such as those developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL). These issues are expected to be addressed by the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jim Ploger
Department Kansas Corporation Commission
Division Energy Office
Address 1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Place Topeka, Kansas
Zip/Postal Code 66604-4027
Phone (785) 271-3349


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"