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 regressive in the nation and (would) stop the growth of rooftop solar in the state,” said Michael Shea, senior policy associate for HEAL Utah, a clean-energy advocacy group.

Shea and other clean-energy advocates spoke to supporters at a news conference outside the Heber M. Wells Building, 160 E. 300 South. Inside, the Public Service Commission listened to community members speak against the plan to raise solar energy rates.

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