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Texas rate case settled — what’s the outcome for solar customers?

Texas rate case settled — what’s the outcome for solar customers?

December 18, 2017 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a Final Order in El Paso Electric Company’s rate case, the latest in the utility’s ongoing attempt to punish solar customers. The outcome will please early residential adopters of solar, who will be grandfathered in under the rates they signed up for, butRead 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

How to design rates for a distributed grid? This paper has some answers

How to design rates for a distributed grid? This paper has some answers

July 22, 2016 at 8:25 am 1 comment

As electric industry regulators prepare for their summer meeting in Nashville, a group of solar and tech organizations and companies, including TechNet, Sierra Club, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Vote Solar, The Alliance for Solar Choice, CalSEIA, and SolarCity released a paper on designing electricity rates in the eraRead More

Nevada PUC votes for slower phase-in of higher rates, pleasing no one

Nevada PUC votes for slower phase-in of higher rates, pleasing no one

February 15, 2016 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

The rate issues in Nevada didn’t improve for the solar industry as the Public Utilities Commission voted to keep the new higher rates for solar customers, only deciding to extend the phase-in over a longer period of time. The Background: The PUC approved new, higher rates in December for solar customers afterRead More