Tagged Net Metering

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…

Sunrun completes 246-kW solar project across California affordable housing community

By Billy Ludt BRIDGE Housing, a community development organization, celebrated completing a 246-kW solar project portfolio installed across 94 homes in Suisun City, California. The Cottonwood Creek solar project is reducing tenants’ monthly energy bills by nearly $47 through net metering. “Installing solar helps residents save significantly on their utility bills while making our properties…

Solar advocates, Duke Energy reach net metering agreement in North Carolina

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Duke Energy and solar industry stakeholders have reached an agreement on net metering policy in North Carolina that will help expand distributed solar generation and benefit utility customers, the parties announced Tuesday. The Solar Energy Industries Association, the primary lobbying group for the industry, commended the years-long process to craft…

Florida legislature considers ending solar net metering

By Kelsey Misbrener Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians. Republican Sen. Jennifer Bradley introduced SB 1024, which aims to “revise and provide legislative findings relating…

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