Tagged Net Metering

Norwich Solar celebrates 500-kW solar install for Vermont drug store

By Kelsey Misbrener Norwich Solar celebrated completion of its 45th community solar installation earlier this summer in Fairlee, Vermont. The 500-kWAC ground mount system will provide Kinney Drugs with solar net metering credits. The array is located in Green Mountain Power territory. The new solar array is tucked behind the Fairlee Drive-In Theater and is…

New CPUC proposed decision on NEM 3.0 expected by September 29

By Kelsey Misbrener After many months of solar industry protests, the California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) is expecting the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to release its proposed decision on net metering on or before September 29. Based on the 90-day window that began with the July 1, 2022 deadline for intervenor comments on…

Mississippi raises solar net-metering cap and creates new rebate program

By Kelsey Misbrener On July 12, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to adopt its updated Net Metering and Interconnection Rules. The new rules expand the state’s net-metering program by raising the participation cap for rooftop solar from 3 to 4% of a utility company’s peak demand and prioritizing solar adoption for low-to-moderate income…

Solar net metering on track to end in Indiana

By Kelsey Misbrener Effective July 1, Indiana customers who pay an electric bill to one of the five Indiana investor-owned utilities — Duke Energy Indiana, Indiana Michigan Power, NIPSCO, CenterPoint (formerly known as Vectren), or AES Indiana (formerly known as Indianapolis Power & Light) — will no longer be allowed to participate in net metering…

Duke Energy agrees to net metering plan with rooftop solar companies

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Duke Energy and several rooftop solar installers in North Carolina have reached an agreement on proposed changes to net energy metering policy. Under terms of the settlement, a “bridge rate” transition plan would be offered to existing and eligible new customers who apply through Dec. 31, 2026, delaying the implementation…

California solar: Regulators restart work on NEM 3.0

By Renewable Energy World Follow @EngelsAngle The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has restarted its work on the controversial overhaul to the state’s solar energy-focused net energy metering policy. Work on the so-called “NEM 3.0” policy was paused indefinitely by the CPUC in February after receiving backlash from Gov. Gavin Newsom, renewable energy advocates, and…

Connecticut colleges benefit from Greenskies solar arrays

By Billy Ludt Greenskies Clean Focus completed the second of nine offsite solar systems planned for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU). The 6.1-MW ground-mounted solar array in North Stonington, Connecticut, will help CSCU realize an estimated $9.4 million in energy savings within the first 20 years. Using virtual net metering (VNM), the North…

North Carolina AG asks delay to Duke’s solar net metering plan

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle The announcement last November was refreshing to solar energy advocates. Duke Energy had reached an agreement on changes to its net metering policy for rooftop solar customers in North Carolina that was cheered by most solar industry trade groups. The settlement was similar to an agreement crafted a year earlier…

Mississippi expands net-metering program, adds $3,000 solar rebate

By Kelsey Misbrener On Jan. 18, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) released its updated Net Metering and Interconnection Rules. The new rules expand the net-metering program, improve total compensation rates for solar customers and prioritize solar adoption for low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers. The net-metering compensation remains set at 2.5 cents/kWh, but now allows an…

What you need to know about CPUC’s 2021 proposed changes to NEM

By Aurora Solar By Sunny Wang, Director of Government and Non-Profit Relations, Aurora Solar The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published their proposed decision for a successor net metering program as scheduled on December 13, 2021; referring to the successor as “Net Billing tariff” (instead of NEM-3). If it passes as is, it will destroy…

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