NEWS: Public weighs in on possible solar rate hike

Glen Beeby
ABC4 Utah
Aug 09, 2017

 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The Utah Public Service Commission took public comment on a proposal by Rocky Mountain Power which would allow for increased fees for rooftop solar customers. Solar advocates claim it would kill the industry in Utah, but the company says it is forced to pay higher costs for electricity from net metering customers.

Solar advocates rallied before the meeting to highlight the important role the industry plays in Utah. Ryan Evans is the President of the Utah Solar Energy Association, and spoke about the large number of people it currently employs.

“The solar industry now employs more than 4,000 people in this state, and contributes more than $350 million in economic impact,” said Evans.

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