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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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: 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: Rocky Mountain Power wants to sign Utah on to a multistate power grid that some fear could make California king

EMMA PENROD The Salt Lake Tribune May 10 2016 Rocky Mountain Power believes it has finally found a way to get Utah customers the cheap renewable energy they’ve been asking for, but local leaders are concerned that the deal would give California authority over Utah and 10 other Western states. …

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News: Electric Bill Gives Lawmakers More Say On Rates

Judy Fahys KUER 90.1 March 8, 2016 Advocates say consumer electric rates are at risk, thanks to a bill that’s advancing in the final days of the legislative session. Lawmakers have been discussing legislation for months that would give the Legislature itself more say in what costs Rocky Mountain Power can …

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News: Clean energy advocates say bill would stymie rooftop solar

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News March 4, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — Critics insist the latest version of what’s been dubbed the “Rocky Mountain Power” bill at the Utah Legislature would mean lights out for any more rooftop solar development in the state and pull the plug on existing solar …

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News: Rocky Mountain Power offers solar power plan

Sun Advocate February 23, 2016 Rocky Mountain Power has signed a contract with juwi (pronounced ‘you-vee’) to build and develop the utility’s first Subscriber Solar program resource. The 20 megawatt solar farm will be located in Holden, Utah, about 2 ½ hours south of the Salt Lake City valley. The …

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News: Utah upholds long-term renewable-power contracts

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune Jan 07 2016 The Utah Public Service Commission decided to make the terms 15 years, finding that “the balance of policy interests favors a more gradual reduction in contract duration” than what the power company sought. Clean-energy advocates praised the move because they believe …

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