More than 150 renewable energy supporters rallied at the state Capitol, voicing support for legislation expanding opportunities for new solar projects they say will bring more jobs and keep Montana from falling behind in a burgeoning industry.

The House Energy, Technology and Federal Relations Committee tied 8-8 on House Bill 504 before voting to the table the measure.

The bill made several changes to energy law around “net metering,” or when solar or other renewable energy generators are connected to the power grid with excess power credited to offset energy costs.



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