Albany, NY (WIBX) - Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi to help reduce electricity costs for farmers has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Brindisi says the legislation will expand the state's remote net-metering law to include micro-hydroelectric generation.

Previously, the net-metering law only applied to electricity produced by wind, solar or farm waste energy generating equipment.

Customers with renewable energy systems will still be able to sell excess energy back to their local utilities.