28 Jan '16, 11am

Crunch time for future of net metering in California

Crunch time for future of net metering in California

The future of California's net metering programme is set to be decided today. Image: Sunrun. California regulators are set to decide today on the future of the state’s flagship solar net metering programme. The California Public Utilities Commission will vote on proposals for what has been dubbed ‘net metering 2.0’, the replacement to the current regime that is due to expire in 2017. At stake is the matter of how solar customers will be credited for power they generate on their rooftops. Three utilities in the state, PG&E, Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric, had been pushing for payments to net metering customers to be slashed, arguing that they represented an unfair subsidy. But at the end of 2015 the CPUC published a proposal for net metering 2.0 that will keep the regime broadly intact, albeit with the introduction of some new charges for net ...

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