WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 16, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided to implement drastic changes that will not grandfather in the state’s existing solar customer. This decision is at odds with public comments by all outside parties and the majority of customers who supported keeping in tact existing net metering rules.
The following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA’s Vice President of State Affairs, on Friday’s decision:
“We are disappointed that despite all of the support this measure had, the Commission chose to vote against the will of Nevadans. While lengthening the transition time to 12 years instead of 4 will help provide a longer runway, the decision takes away Nevadans ability to choose where their power comes from. Without question, this is extremely detrimental to clean energy and job growth in the state and we do not view this as a productive step in Nevada’s efforts to maximize the many benefits – from environmental to economic – that solar provides.”
Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Alex Hobson, SEIA Press Officer & Communications Manager, ahobson (at) seia (dot) org (202) 556-2886