Press Release: Environmental Group Condemns Regional Haze Ruling

PRESS RELEASE****PRESS RELEASE****PRESS RELEASE Monday morning, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the EPA’s request for a motion to stay Utah’s Regional Haze Ruling. The ruling postpones the installation of vital pollution control technologies on two of Utah’s coal plants indefinitely.  In June of 2016, the EPA ordered Rocky Mountain …

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NEWS: RMP net-metering settlement creates assurances, uncertainty for Utah solar

LEIA LARSEN Standard Examiner SEPTEMBER 01, 2017  After announcing a settlement earlier this week, both Rocky Mountain Power and solar industry advocates heaved hard-won, if ephemeral, sighs of relief. The resolution came after discussions lasting nearly all of 2017 about what to do with net metering rates and the rapid rise of …

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Editorial: Rooftop solar deal is progress but not a solution

Salt Lake Tribune 8/31/2017 The arrangement between Rocky Mountain Power and the rooftop solar industry announced this week, if approved by the Utah Public Service Commission, is a step in the right direction. The negotiations centered on how much Utah’s largest electrical utility should credit  homeowners with solar panels for the extra …

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NEWS: Solar advocates, manufacturers supportive but not thrilled with temporary power deal

Art Raymond  KSL Posted Aug 30th, 2017  Clean energy advocates offer cautious optimism for new rules to temporarily govern how owners of rooftop solar systems are compensated for electricity they feed back into the grid, but the consensus comes only after the shelving of an initial proposal from Rocky Mountain Power …

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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: 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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Letter to the Editor: Rocky Mountain Power solar study is flawed and incomplete

Written by LISA RUTHERFORD, Ivins, Utah. St. George News August 15, 2017 Solar is finally taking hold in Washington County and in Utah in general. In fact, Utah is the 6th largest solar state in the nation, which surprised me. Even conservative Utah Congresswoman Mia Love’s city of Saratoga Springs, …

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