If your home or business uses electricity from solar power or wind power and you would like to help the Imperial Irrigation District reduce summer peak power demand and further research into environmentally friendly power systems through the purchase of such systems, you can sign up with IID to do so.
The program is called net metering. It was approved by the state Legislature in April and adopted by the IID on Tuesday.
"I'm kind of excited about this because I see this as a positive," said Bob Fugett, IID superintendent general of electrical services.
Fugett said the intention of the legislation is not for customers to become net suppliers of electricity.
"There is no benefit economically to the customer for installing more generation capacity than is needed," he said.
He said even if the district bought excess power from customers it would be bought at a wholesale price and not a retail price.