The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to indefinitely delay its decision on net metering changes in California. The solar industry now hopes ‘indefinitely’ is enough time to work out a proposal that won’t “cut the California solar market in half by 2024.”
“The proposed decision never made sense for a host of reasons,” said Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “It would have compromised the reliability of California’s electricity delivery system, harmed California’s effort to tackle climate change and cut jobs and economic opportunities for all Californians. The increased costs and loss of demand for solar also would have made solar less accessible to moderate- and low-income families. We look forward to continuing to work with the California Public Utilities Commission as it considers any changes to net metering.”
In case you missed previous analysis of the proposed net metering 3.0 decision, here is some of our coverage:
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