NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power seeks fee hikes for new solar customers

By Deseret News
Published: Nov. 10, 2016 3:20 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power says a study of what rooftop solar customers are paying shows that the current rate structure is not sustainable, with costs of $6.5 million being shifted each year to other customers.

Those costs — which the utility company says will balloon to $667 million over the next 20 years — are driving a proposed three-prong rate increase for any new solar customers after Dec. 9.

“Rocky Mountain Power supports renewable resources as long as an appropriate rate is in place that allows customers to use private generation without adversely affecting other residential customers,” said Greg Hoogeveen, Rocky Mountain Power’s senior vice president and chief commercial officer.

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