Post Tagged with: "net metering"

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

Massachusetts extends Solar Renewable Energy Credit program (is net metering cap next?)

March 24, 2017 at 8:33 am 0 comments

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced plans to extend the Commonwealth’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement. Since its inception, the SREC 2 program has led Massachusetts to more than 1,600 megawatts of solar development and supported thousands ofRead More

Iowa Utilities Board accepts proposal that will cap growing net metering program

Iowa Utilities Board accepts proposal that will cap growing net metering program

February 27, 2017 at 8:12 am 1 comment

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) recently accepted a proposed rule change from Alliant Energy, one of Iowa’s two major electric utility providers. This new ruling will drastically change how net metering works in Alliant Energy’s service territory and will reduce the financial viability of new solar installations. The new rulesRead More

Solar vs. the state: Regulatory news in Utah, Maine, Maryland

Solar vs. the state: Regulatory news in Utah, Maine, Maryland

February 7, 2017 at 8:00 am 7 comments

We included a roundup of solar net metering battles and other state-level regulatory action to watch inside our new Residential Rooftop Report, which we posted last week, and since then, there’s already more headlines to roundup. Utah is going to phase out tax credits Utah’s residents have been able toRead More

Indiana Senate bill on the table to end net metering in the state

Indiana Senate bill on the table to end net metering in the state

January 23, 2017 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Indiana is the latest state considering a change to its net metering rules at the behest of the utilities. Senate Bill 309 is vague on its timeline, but at its heart is the goal of reducing the payback of residential PV systems. What are the proposed changes? Under the currentRead More

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NV Energy requests reversal of regulator’s decision to revive net metering in Nevada

January 16, 2017 at 9:15 am 1 comment

NV Energy will not go quietly concerning the recent net metering revival in Nevada and has officially requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) reverse its most recent decision to revive net metering in Northern Nevada. The PUCN has 40 days to grant or deny the request. Background AsRead More

Arizona PUC votes to end net metering (cue sad trombone)

Arizona PUC votes to end net metering (cue sad trombone)

December 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The sunniest places in the country really like to limit that potential, it seems. The latest state to “save its taxpayers” from the evils of empowering them to be energy independent is Arizona. Said less snarkily, in a 4-1 decision, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) ended its state’s net energyRead More

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Is net metering back in Nevada? Well, kind of

December 27, 2016 at 11:06 am 3 comments

The number one net metering saga of 2016 was that of Nevada, which ended its program and caused a mass exodus of solar installation companies. The most controversial aspect of the decision – not grandfathering in the early adopters under their previous rate structure – was eventually reversed. Well, let’sRead More

PG&E reaches its California rooftop limit — So what happens next?

PG&E reaches its California rooftop limit — So what happens next?

December 21, 2016 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will soon reach a milestone of 2,409 MW of installed private rooftop solar capacity on the energy grid, representing more than 275,000 solar customers in Northern and Central California. PG&E expects to reach this state-mandated limit for its current rooftop solar program this month. WithRead More

Update: Utah solar customers avoid rate changes for now

Update: Utah solar customers avoid rate changes for now

December 12, 2016 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

Last week, we provided an update on some of the net metering debates around the country. Here is what we said about Utah: Following the example of its backward-thinking neighbors (see: Nevada, Arizona), Utah’s investor-owned utility Rocky Mountain Power (another Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary), has proposed a series of fixedRead More

Net metering vs. demand charges: The latest news in an endless regulatory debate

Net metering vs. demand charges: The latest news in an endless regulatory debate

December 5, 2016 at 11:54 am 2 comments

No matter how many studies come out to show the value of distributed generation and rooftop solar, there will likely be just as many that state the opposite. Every side is then able to choose the reports that state what they’d like them to state and form their agendas fromRead More

 
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