Tagged Net Metering

450 organizations sign letter asking FERC to reject federal net-metering petition

By Billy Ludt More than 450 environmental and energy-justice, faith and labor groups from more than 30 states urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the New England Ratepayers Association’s petition seeking federal jurisdiction over state solar policies. An April petition filed by the “ratepayers association” claims that retail net metering should be under…

Edison Electric Institute Declines to Support Petition Seeking Federal Overturn of Net Metering

By [email protected] The Edison Electric Institute has battled against solar net-metering policies for years. But on Thursday the primary industry group for U.S. investor-owned utilities confirmed that it is staying neutral on a controversial petition asking federal regulators to declare net metering illegal. On June 15, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will close comments on…

Encore Renewable Energy approved to install 5-MW solar array in Maine

By Billy Ludt Encore Renewable Energy received permitting approvals to begin construction on a 5-MW array on underutilized land in Oakland, Maine. Once completed, the new solar array will produce enough clean electricity to power nearly 10,000 Maine homes. Encore was selected by Competitive Energy Services (CES) of Portland, Maine to provide net metering credits…

Governor Northam signs Virginia Clean Economy Act The new law sets 100% renewable goals and expands solar net metering.

By Kelsey Misbrener Governor Ralph Northam is accelerating Virginia’s transition to clean energy by signing the Virginia Clean Economy Act and by amending the Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act that requires Virginia to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. “These new clean energy laws propel Virginia to leadership among the states in fighting…

Georgia PSC approves net metering for up to 5,000 solar customers

By Kelsey Misbrener The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a final order in Georgia Power’s 2019 rate case that included some negative points for the overall customer base, but also a big win for solar customers. Advocacy groups urged the Commission to require Georgia Power to use monthly netting for customers with on-site solar…

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