Winamac residents and businesses that generate their own electricity using solar or wind power may soon have a new system for selling that power back to the town.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency, the town’s electric provider, has asked the Winamac Town Council to pass an ordinance implementing net metering. This system meters the amount of power being generated as well as the amount of power being used, letting customers earn credits to buy electricity when they’re not producing it themselves.
The proposed ordinance would let the town charge a monthly fee as well as a sign-up charge to those joining the system. Town manager Brad Zellers says that money would be used to cover the town’s costs in buying the meters and distributing the power.