NEWS: Solar groups and utility made a deal because ‘in Utah, we do things differently’

Emma Penrod
Salt Lake Tribune

Utah’s recent net metering settlement, negotiated by solar industry leaders and the state’s largest electric utility, is a shining example of using dialogue to solve seemingly intractable problems, according to Gov. Gary Herbert.

“Differing opinions is not necessarily a bad thing,” Herbert said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference scheduled to celebrate the settlement, which was ratified by state regulators late last week. “We have a lot of issues in the state of Utah where we hope we could come together and have a frank, open conversation with civility. That’s what happened here.”

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