On June 26, the Louisiana Public Service Commission issued a decision to uphold net metering in the state. The commission voted 3-2 against a proposal to lower the payments that had been supported by Entergy Corp.
Clyde Halloway, head of Louisiana’s Public Service Commission proposed the regulation change that would have done away with net metering in the state. Holloway was outvoted in the end and the state has preserved its net metering program.
“The defeat of the motion to dismantle net metering in Louisiana represents another win for rooftop solar,” according to a release from the Alliance for Affordable Energy.
The decision came after significant protest and opposition to the proposal to do away with net metering.
“People across Louisiana are tired of paying outrageous utility bills and thousands of those people decided to do something about it,” according to the release. “Through the Voices of Louisiana Solar Campaign, solar owners are speaking up and refusing to stand by while energy companies attempt to kill affordable energy alternatives.”
The commission voted to retain the program as is on the same day it voted to reinstate an energy conservation program.