NewEnergyNews: Solar, Utilities Still Fighting For Smart Policy

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    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Solar, Utilities Still Fighting For Smart Policy

    50 States of Solar; Q3 2017 Quarterly Report

    October 18, 2017 (North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center)

    “...[A total of 142 state and utility-level distributed solar policy and rate changes were proposed, pending, or enacted in Q3 2017 and] 41 states and the District of Columbia took some type of solar policy action [according to the latest update from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center…44 utility requests in 26 states plus D.C. to increase monthly fixed charges or minimum bills on all residential customers by at least 10% were pending or decided with [regulatory commissions in eight states issuing decisions on requests to increase residential fixed charges and] granting only one utility its full requested increase]…24 states considered or enacted changes to net metering policies…19 states plus D.C. formally examined or resolved to examine some element of the value of distributed generation or the costs and benefits of net metering…13 states took policy action on community solar…14 utility requests in 7 states to add new or increase existing charges specific to rooftop solar customers were pending or decided…5 states had action on utility-owned rooftop solar policies or programs…[but only] 1 state had policy action on third-party solar ownership laws or regulations…” click here for more

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