Regulators Deny NV Energy’s Rate Increase, Garnering Cheers From Solar Advocates

By [email protected] The outlook for rooftop solar in Nevada has boomeranged in the span of just two years.

In December 2015, Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) voted to hike rates and eliminate net metering for both new and existing rooftop solar customers. The unprecedented move threw the state’s rooftop solar market into chaos. New installations stopped dead, rooftop solar companies were forced to close up shop, and customers saw the savings from their solar investments disappear.

At the time, accusations swirled that the three-member commission, appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval, was doing the bidding of state utility NV Energy.

But the times have changed.

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