NEWS: All sides praise solar net metering compromise

Glen Beeby Good4Utah 10/04/2017 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Governor Herbert gathered at the capitol with utility and solar leaders to praise a compromise reached on net metering. What price solar customers will get in the future remains to be seen. Net metering allows customers with solar or …

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NEWS: Leaders, advocates praise solar net metering compromise

Amy O’Donoghue Deseret News 10/04/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders, consumer advocates, the solar industry and clean energy boosters are praising the détente achieved with a net metering compromise that preserves status quo rates for thousands of rooftop solar customers in the state. The compromise, endorsed last Friday by …

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NEWS: Solar groups and utility made a deal because ‘in Utah, we do things differently’

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 10/05/2017 Utah’s recent net metering settlement, negotiated by solar industry leaders and the state’s largest electric utility, is a shining example of using dialogue to solve seemingly intractable problems, according to Gov. Gary Herbert. “Differing opinions is not necessarily a bad thing,” Herbert said at …

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NEWS: Utah regulators approve end of net metering, beginning of new deal for Rocky Mountain Power solar customers

Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune 9/30/2017 Advocates for solar power in Utah were catching their breath Friday after receiving word that state regulators have approved a settlement intended in part to preserve the viability of the state’s solar industry. The settlement, approved unanimously by the state Public Service Commission …

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Press release: Agreement announced for Utah rooftop solar

Utah Policy Created: 28 August 2017 Gov. Gary R. Herbert today announced an unprecedented accomplishment in the advancement of sustainable rooftop solar energy in Utah. State and local government entities, Rocky Mountain Power, solar industry participants, and non-governmental interest groups have proposed a settlement of net metering and distributed generation …

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NEWS: Utah strikes deal with utility, solar industry on rate plan

The Associated Press The News & Observer AUGUST 29, 2017 12:20 PM   SALT LAKE CITY – Utah officials say they’re reached a deal with Rocky Mountain Power and the solar industry that they say allows the industry to continue to grow while getting solar customers to help pay their share …

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NEWS: Deal Settles Controversy Over Rooftop Solar Rates

JUDY FAHYS  KUER 8/29/2017 There’s finally a compromise after more than a year of anxiety about rooftop solar rates. The deal is detailed in paperwork filed late Monday with the Utah Public Service Commission. No one loves all parts of it, but advocates, agencies and companies say the settlement advances solar energy …

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NEWS: State announces solar net-metering deal

 Annie Knox @anniebknox Deseret News Published: Aug. 28, 2017   The state and its largest electric utility have hammered out a preliminary compromise on the future of rooftop solar in Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert’s office announced the agreement late Monday, following years of debate and an act of the state Legislature. Under …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power, solar advocates, reach a deal on an alternative to utility’s net-metering program

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 8/28/2017 The state’s largest provider of electricity has agreed to drop its bid to change the way customers with rooftop solar pay for their power — and will instead grandfather in existing net-metering customers until the year 2035.  In a settlement released Monday evening, Rocky …

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