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"Busy start" for solar policy and rate design: 40 states + DC took action in Q1 2017, reports @NCCleanTech

Forty states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), according to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of its “50 States of Solar” report. Specifically, the report finds the following occurred during the quarter: – 46 utility requests in 23 states plus D.C. to increase monthly fixed charges or minimum bills on all residential customers by at least 10% were pending or decided; – 21 states considered or enacted changes to net energy metering (NEM) policies; – 14 states plus D.C. formally examined or resolved to examine some element of the value of distributed generation or the costs and benefits of NEM; – 12 states took policy action on community solar; – 13 utility requests in eight states to add new or increase existing charges specific ...

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