NEWS: Utah net metering debate raises question of fairness in energy costs

by Chris Galford
Daily Energy Insider
August 09, 2017 


Utah utility regulators are weighing a proposal from Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) that seeks to manage the growth of rooftop solar on the electric grid without unfairly shifting costs onto its other non-solar customers.

On Wednesday, Utah regulators are overseeing a public witness hearing and oral arguments that offer an opportunity for stakeholders to address the Public Service Commission regarding the utility’s proposal to change net metering rates.

Under net metering, rooftop solar customers are paid for the surplus power they send back to the electric grid. Utilities like RMP are required to credit the solar customers for that power.

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