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.”

FERC Prohibits Berkshire Power Suppliers from Selling at Market Rates

Units of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holdings – including NV Energy, PacifiCorp, and Sierra Pacific Power– were prohibited by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a June 9 order (Docket No. ER10-2475-006, et. al.) from selling power at market rates in the PacifiCorp-East (PACE), PacifiCorp West (PACW), Idaho Power, and NorthWestern balancing authority areas.

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