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Proving compromise still works, stakeholders reach major #solar settlement in Utah

Proving compromise still works, stakeholders reach major #solar settlement in Utah

After months of negotiations, Salt Lake City-based utility Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), solar industry participants, state and local government entities, and non-governmental interest groups have reached a settlement agreement on net energy metering (NEM) and the future of rooftop solar in Utah. RMP received a lot of backlash from solar advocates when the utility proposed controversial NEM rate changes last November, and the utility has been working on reaching a compromise with stakeholders ever since. The new settlement agreement includes a grandfather clause under which RMP would continue compensating existing solar customers for their excess energy with retail-rate NEM credits – at an average of 10.5 cents/kWh – through Dec. 31, 2035. Moving forward, the agreement would establish a three-year transition program under which new customers that apply after Nov. 15, 2017, w...

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