Net Metering Rebounds in Nevada

On the same date, December 20, that regulators in Arizona voted to end retail rate net energy metering for rooftop solar customers and instead institute export rates (Docket No.E-00000J-14-0023), the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada unanimously voted (Docket Nos. 16-06006, 16-06007, 16-06008, 16-06009) to “reopen on January 1 up to 6 MW of installed capacity of rooftop solar energy systems for existing and new customer-generators [of Sierra Pacific Power] under the prior net energy metering terms and rates in the service territory.”

Two-Year Battle in Arizona Concludes with Rooftop Solar Rout

After nearly two years of proceedings, including a two-day meeting ended late on December 20, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted 4-1 to end retail rate net metering for rooftop solar customers (Docket No.E-00000J-14-0023) in the Grand Canyon State, according to a report by the … Read more…

Energy Managers Must Prepare as Changes to Solar Rules Accelerate

Energy Managers Must Prepare as Changes to Solar Rules Accelerate

This week, solar power provider Soltage LLC announced a deal with Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in West Brookfield, MA. Under terms of the deal, a site in Worcester, MA – about 25 miles away from the school – will use 5,800 photovoltaic panels to generate … Read more…

Community Solar Opportunities

Most customer-owned solar systems in the US are distributed generation (DG) projects installed at the site where the customer consumes the electricity. However, many customers do not have sites that are good candidates for solar photovoltaics (PV). To solve this problem, developers have started offering “community solar” … Read more…

Moving Toward Energy Democracy

Moving Toward Energy Democracy

The electric utility system is in a state of transition, driven by distributed renewable energy and flat energy demand, and aided by state regulation. If utilities are to successfully navigate this transition, they must adopt a business model that will accommodate local, equitable access to … Read more…

HECO Files Proposal to End Solar Net Metering

HECO Files Proposal to End Solar Net Metering

Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) has filed a proposal with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to move away from traditional solar net metering, Greentech Media reports. HECO would like to end its solar net metering program by April. HECO is proposing to replace the solar net … Read more…

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