11 Apr '11, 3pm

Bloom Energy Plays the Subsidy Game Like a Pro via @greentechmedia

The CPUC claims that these funds benefit all ratepayers whose utilities have a reduced need to invest in expensive transmission and distribution infrastructure. As of December 31st, 2008, the SGIP had over 1,299 on-line projects and over 337 megawatts of rebated capacity. Bloom is not the only fuel cell firm to avail themselves of this subsidy -- ClearEdge Power, Fuel Cell, and UTC Power have gotten their share, as well. Utility customers pay for the program through a charge on their electric bills. PG&E's residential customers pay about $5.00 per year, industrial customers pay an average of $3600 per year, according to the CPUC. The fees generate more than $80 million per year. From the same article : PG&E filed a petition late last year, asking that the CPUC suspend payments, pending a revision of rules to better disperse the money across different technologies. John Doe...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/bloom-energy-...

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