What: Energy Industry Speaker’s Series

Who: The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)

When: August 29, 2018

Where: The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Arkansans are increasingly looking to solar as a lower cost option to meet their energy needs. With more interest comes more focus on the rules and regulations governing solar energy. The Arkansas Public Service Commission is expected to close a docket soon that should determine the amount of credit customers will receive for power they generate and put on the grid.

Net metering creates a funding stream that results when privately owned solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public utility where any surplus power generated by the renewable system is transferred onto the energy grid. The owner of such systems can “net” or offset their cost of power drawn from the utility through bill credits for the energy their renewable system puts onto the energy grid.

Up for consideration is, the amount / value of the credits.

AABE AR is hosting a panel discussion to highlight the issues, perspectives and various viewpoints on the current net metering considerations. We invite you to join us and attend this “lunch and learn” event on August 29, 2018 11:30 -1:00 pm at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub located at 201 East Broadway Street in North Little Rock, Arkansas-lunch will be provided!

Panelists from the Solar Industry, Local Utilities, and Solar users will be participating to offer a robust discussion on the topic and you will have the opportunity to offer input and ask questions.

Please RSVP your attendance to bharri6@entergy.com by August 27th, 2018-Please include AABE SOLAR in the e-mail Subject line. Questions – contact Scott Hamilton @ (501)319-2891


  • John Bethel Entergy Arkansas
  • Bill Halter Scenic Hill Solar
  • Gary Moody Audubon Arkansas
  • Katie Niebaum Arkansas Advanced Energy Association
  • Heather Nelson Seal Energy Solutions
  • Lisa Williams The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • Jordan Tinsley Arkansas Electric Energy Consumers

AABE Mission: “To provide direct input into the deliberations and developments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues.”