Archive for net-metering

NV Energy, Solar Installers Request NEM Grandfathering Extension

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

The long battle over net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada hasn’t always been pleasant – and it still isn’t over – but when utility NV Energy and solar stakeholders reached a compromise to grandfather in existing rooftop solar customers under [Read More]

NV Energy Proposes Customer ‘Subscription Solar’ Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Although the Nevada utility has long been under fire for its questionable support for customer-owned rooftop solar, NV Energy has announced it is seeking regulatory approval for a program that would allow its customers to sign up and purchase some [Read More]

Solar Advocates And APS Reach Major Settlement Agreement In Arizona

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

The parties compromised on a number of issues important for the future of the utility’s rooftop solar customers.

El Paso Electric Targets Rooftop Solar Customers Again

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Despite reaching a settlement agreement last year, the Texas-based utility is revamping efforts to change how it charges solar customers.

Maine PUC Issues Rule To Phase Out Solar NEM Rates

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made a ruling to gradually phase out retail-rate net energy metering (NEM) in the state, and although it appears the commission tried to find a balanced approach to appease NEM supporters and opponents, [Read More]

The Top 10 Solar Battleground States Of 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

The vast majority of U.S. states took some form of policy action on distributed solar last year, according to a detailed report from the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center.

NV Energy Contests Nevada Regulators’ Solar-Friendly NEM Ruling

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

The drama in Nevada continues. Major utility company NV Energy has requested that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) reconsider its December 2016 decision to restore retail net energy metering (NEM) in northern Nevada. Led by a new chairman, [Read More]

PUC Restores Retail NEM For Rooftop Solar In Northern Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 23, 2016

On Thursday, exactly one year since the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) ruled to eliminate retail net energy metering (NEM) in the state, the commission voted unanimously to restore retail NEM in Sierra Pacific Power Co.’s service territory. The [Read More]

Arizona Regulators Vote To End Net Metering

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 22, 2016

“This decision casts serious doubts on the long-term viability of rooftop solar in Arizona,” warns an Earthjustice attorney.

Maine Regulators Postpone Solar NEM Decision

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 21, 2016

The drama over solar policy continues in Maine. Although the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) planned to issue a ruling by the end of 2016, the agency says it is delaying its decision on proposed net energy metering (NEM) changes [Read More]