NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power proposes rate increase for new solar customers

NOVEMBER 12, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY – Rocky Mountain Power is proposing a solar rate increase that would impact customers who install solar panels after December 9.

In 2012, about 2,000 homes had rooftop solar, but now that number is nearly 17,000.

Rocky Mountain Power says they pay homeowners with solar panels about 14 cents per kilowatt hour for any excess power the customers produce. But they also said that power is something they could get from solar farms for about 4 cents per kilowatt hour.

“It went from a small subsidy to a very large subsidy, and it’s affecting other customers,” said Paul Murphy, a spokesperson with Rocky Mountain Power, about that payment.

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