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: 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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NEWS: Utahns light up rooftop solar proposal as Rocky Mountain Power negotiates with clean-energy advocates

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune August 9, 2017 Hearings regarding a controversial Rocky Mountain Power proposal to restructure electrical rates for customers who use rooftop solar began Wednesday, despite the promise of ongoing settlement talks. More than 100 individuals lined up to speak at Wednesday afternoon’s standing room only hearing …

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NEWS: Rooftop solar advocates oppose power company proposal to raise rates

By Ashley Stilson Deseret News Published: Aug. 9, 2017 6:40 p.m SALT LAKE CITY — Solar energy advocates gathered downtown for a public hearing Wednesday to oppose a utility company’s plan to raise rates for solar customers. “These rate changes, if they go into effect, would be some of the most …

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NEWS: A new deal on solar fees? Rocky Mountain Power and advocates may have found a way to end their fight

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune Aug 7, 2017 Just days before their first face-to-face hearing before state regulators on a controversial rate overhaul, Rocky Mountain Power and Utah’s rooftop solar advocates appear to be losing their will to fight. Last November, the state’s largest utility company revealed plans for a …

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