net metering fee

Solar Paired With Energy Storage Scores a Regulatory Win in California

Source: Greentech Media Adding an energy storage system to a NEM-eligible solar system or generator in California just became a little easier and more transparent under a new Public Utility Commission ruling. Last month, Jeff St. John reported on the

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CPS Energy makes revisions to solar-energy fees

Source: San Antonio Business Journal CPS Energy — after proposing to cut the rates it pays solar users for excess power they generate — says it will keep its original rates in place but add a one-time connection fee for

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Oklahoma Authorizes Net Metering Fee

Source: IREC S.B. 1456 was signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin on April 21, 2014. This bill authorizes retail electric providers to levy a fixed charge on distributed generation producers. The bill also charges the Corporation Commission with developing

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CMP and solar energy advocates clash over what’s the smartest grid for Maine

Source: Bangor Daily News Central Maine Power Co. says it needs to change a rate structure that no longer reflects its costs for delivering electricity. But some of the utility’s largest customers have countered that the proposed rate structure change

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An Array Of Policies Makes New Jersey An Unlikely Leader In Solar Energy

Source: Solar Industry Magazine The State of New Jersey is known for many things. It has the most diners, the longest boardwalk and the tallest water tower in the world. New Jersey also ranks second in blueberry production, as well as

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Utah Enacts Net Metering Legislation, Avoiding Customer Penalties

Source: IREC On March 25th, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed Senate Bill 208 into law, which makes minimal changes to Utah’s grade-A net metering policy. As originally introduced, the bill contained language referencing cost-shifting among customer classes, mandated a fee

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Arizona Commission Approves Net Metering Fee

The Arizona Corporation Commission modified the state’s net metering plan in a move that will costs solar customers a little money every month, but not nearly as much as Arizona Public Service Co. wanted. Commissioners voted 3-2 to charge solar customers 70 cents per kilowatt of installed solar on their homes every month to help defray some costs non-solar customers. That means a house with a 5-kilowatt system would pay $3.50 per month on their bill.

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