Tagged Net Metering

South Carolina PSC rejects Dominion solar plan, preserves net metering

By Kelsey Misbrener Last week, South Carolina Public Service Commissioner Tom Ervin motioned to accept a proposal that included several suggestions from the various non-utility parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCEA), regarding successor net metering tariffs. Dominion’s original proposal was prohibitively expensive for solar customers. It would…

Who really benefits from solar net metering?

By Laureen Peck Most people know solar power benefits the people who use it because it reduces their utility costs. In fact, some solar-powered homeowners don’t pay anything for electricity. A lesser-known fact is that solar powered homeowners help everyone in their community through net metering, even their neighbors who still depend on the grid…

SEIA, Vote Solar advocate for net billing in place of net metering in California

By Kelsey Misbrener The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar are calling on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to adopt a compensation framework for future residential solar customers that promotes equity and incentivizes sustainable market growth: net billing. In joint comments filed on March 15, SEIA and Vote Solar provided a comprehensive…

Illinois Commerce Commission grants emergency motion to preserve net metering until replacement is available

By Kelsey Misbrener On Thursday, the Illinois Commerce Commission granted in part an Emergency Motion by solar advocacy organizations concerning distributed generation rebates and net-metering credits in Ameren Illinois’ service territory. In its Order, the Commission urged Ameren to continue to provide full net-metering credits to residential solar customers until an audit is completed to…

Green Lantern Solar completes 150-kW Vermont solar project

By Billy Ludt Renewable energy company Green Lantern Solar has completed the construction of a 150-kW solar array in Bristol, Vermont. Bristol will be the off-taker of net metering credits generated by this array, providing a direct benefit to the town’s bottom line by reducing its electricity bills. “The Bristol South project is a great…

New York PSC extends net metering for solar customers through January 2022 The extension was made to mitigate the harmful impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry.

By Kelsey Misbrener Today the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) signaled that it will extend net metering through January 2022 for current customers based on the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry. In addition, the NYPSC established modest changes to net metering that will impact future rooftop solar customers in 2022….

FERC dismisses petition to federalize solar net metering

By Kelsey Misbrener The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today dismissed a controversial petition to end state and local jurisdiction over net metering programs. The petition was brought by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) and drew significant bipartisan pushback from around the country. Solar and clean energy advocates celebrated the dismissal. “As the leader of…

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