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17 Nov
05 Oct
Order 27232: Oregon PUC Approves Community Solar Rules
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Technology    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Lisa D. Hardie, Stephen M. Bloom, Megan W. Decker
Adoption Year : 2017
The Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) has approved community solar rules that will help to enable all citizens in the state to directly participate in, and benefit from, local solar projects.
05 Oct
APS officially moves to Value of Solar
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Christian Roselund
Adoption Year : 2017
Arizona regulators have put into place the deal cut between Arizona's solar industry and Arizona's Public Service , as part of the utility rate case
14 Sep
Virtual Net Metering Program Expansion (H-5618aa)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Regunberg, Knight, Handy, Carson, Rugiero
Adoption Year : 2017
Expands virtual net metering (a program which allows customers to install solar systems offsite) to private/public schools, non-profits, federal government and hospitals
14 Sep
Renewable Energy/Farm Land Taxation (S-0570)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Tax Issues    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Sosnowski, P. Fogarty, Conley, and Archambault
Adoption Year : 2017
Allows farmers to install a renewable energy system on up to 20 percent of their total farm land acreage, thereby allowing farmers to support the state's clean energy goals while preserving our limited agricultural space.
14 Sep
Renewable Energy Interconnection Standards (S-0637A)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Technology    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : DiPalma, Seveney, Miller, Satchell, and Kettle
Adoption Year : 2017
Streamlines the process of connecting renewable energy installations to the grid.
14 Sep
Statewide Solar Permitting (S-0562)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Technology    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Lynch, Prata, Miller, Gallo
Adoption Year : 2017
Establishes a statewide solar permitting application to streamline the process for homeowners, businesses, property owners and solar developers who are looking to install solar systems in Rhode Island.
14 Sep
Renewable Energy Growth Program (H-5273, S-112)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Ruggiero, Regunberg, Marshall, Blazejewski, and Tanzi
Adoption Year : 2017
A 10-year extension of the renewable energy growth program, which enables customers to sell the electricity they generate back to the grid under long-term fixed prices.
19 Jul
New Hampshire Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2017 becomes Law
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Comission
Adoption Year : 2017
SB129, also known as the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2017, became law on July 11th, 2017!  Governor Sununu allowed the bill to become law without his signature. This new law removes the 10kW limit on residential solar rebate program, has the potential to create over 2,000 jobs and further develop a long-term local and renewable energy supply at a predicable price. It also makes more Renewable Energy Fund (REF) available to low-income customers and ensures access and benefits to renewable energy.
26 Jun
Development of New Alternative Net Metering Tariffs and/or Other Regulatory Mechanisms and Tariffs for Customer Generators
Monday, June 26, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Comission
Adoption Year : 2017
Key Components of the Order: 1. The new NEM rate begins on September 1, 2017. May be later if utilities can't update their billing systems in time to reflect the new NEM regime. Customers must be given 30 days notice in advance of the new rate start date. 2. Grandfathering - all existing NEM systems are still grandfathered through 2040. NEW systems (under new rate) also grandfathered through 2040. 3. Small systems =100 kW are still credited monthly at 100% of retail energy and transmission charges but only 25% of distribution charge;
11 Oct
Recommendation of Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian to the Arizona Corporation Commission
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian
Adoption Year : 2016
Recommendation and Order of the Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Teena Jibilian to the Arizona Corporation Commission in the Matter of the Commission's Investigation of Value and Cost of Distributed Generation. The Order also touched on the issue of Net Metering.
07 Oct
Investigation by the Department of Public Utilities on its own motion as to the propriety of the rates and charges proposed by Massachusetts Electric Company and Nantucket Electric Company in their petition for approval of an increase in base distribution rates for electric service
Friday, October 7, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Policy Positions    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
Adoption Year : 2016
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Order concerning National Grid's petition for an increase in its base distribution rates. Notably, the DPU rejected increases to fixed charges.
08 May
Resolve, To Create Sustainable Growth in Maine's Distributed Energy Sector That Uses Market Forces To Fairly Compensate Energy Producers
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Maine Legislature
Adoption Year : 2015
The Resolve states that the Legislature finds that net energy billing is a simple mechanism that has supported the development of distributed generation in Maine, but may not provide a suitable long-term foundation for distributed generation. The Resolve directed the Commission to convene a stakeholder group to examine options for distributed solar policy in Maine going forward.
08 May
Report to the Legislature Regarding Market-Based Solar Policy Design Stakeholder Process Pursuant to Resolves 2015, ch. 37
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Maine Public Utilities Commission
Adoption Year : 2016
Report reflecting the information gathered on solar promotion policy and an alternative to the current net metering billing system. It contains a description of the stakeholder process and a discussion of areas in which, in the Commission's view, there was substantial agreement and areas in which there was disagreement
06 May
Modified Final Order on the Applications of Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company for approval of a cost-of-service study and net metering tariffs
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Tax Issues    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
Adoption Year : 2016
Nevada Public Utilities Commission Docket No. 15-07041, 15-07042. Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company filed Applications for approval of a cost-of-service study and net energy metering tariffs. The Applications were granted as modified in the discussion and findings in the Order. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada revised the tariffs and rates for both companies.
06 May
Notice Inviting Public Comment on Staff White Paper on Benefit-Cost Analysis
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : State of New York Public Service Commission
Adoption Year : 2015
New York PSC Case 14-M-0101. Notice issued July 2, 2015 inviting comments on the REV Benefit-Cost Analysis White Paper
06 May
Order Establishing the Benefit Cost Analysis Framework
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : State of New York Public Service Commission
Adoption Year : 2016
New York PSC Case 14-M-0101. In the Track 1 Order, the Public Service Commission directed the Department of Public Service Staff (Staff) to develop and issue a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Whitepaper for considering and evaluating proposals made within the scope of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding and related proceedings.
06 May
Staff White Paper on Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Reforming the Energy Vision Proceeding
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : New York State Department of Public Service
Adoption Year : 2015
New York PSC Case 14-M-0101. In its Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan, the Public Service Commission directed Department of Public Service Staff to develop and issue a Benefit-Cost Analysis White Paper describing a framework for considering utility proposals within the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding and related proceedings. An underlying objective of this White Paper is to facilitate a dialogue among parties addressing the components and application of a BCA in the context of REV. The Framework pro
06 May
State of North Carolina Utilities Commission Raleigh -- Order Setting Avoided Cost Input Parameters
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Opposition Item    Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : North Carolina Utilities Commission
Adoption Year : 2014
North Carolina Utilities Commission Docket No. E-100, Sub 140. An Order, including facts, evidence, and discussion, by the North Carolina Utilities Commission establishing avoided cost rates and tariffs and mandating specific methods to calculate a number of rates, either incorporating or not incorporating certain costs and benefits.
05 May
An Act to Support Solar Energy Development in Maine
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : 126th Maine Legislature
Adoption Year : 2014
This bill creates the Maine Solar Energy Act, which: 1. States specific legislative findings that it is in the public interest to encourage development of solar energy production in the State. This includes finding that solar energy development makes a significant contribution to the general welfare of the citizens of the State and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; 2. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to take specific measures regarding solar energy, including monitoring development and market trends and determining the value of
13 Apr
Minnesota HF773
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Minnesota House of Representatives
Adoption Year : 2013
Proposed bill establishing a value of solar rate in the state of Minnesota (now dead)
13 Apr
Mike Rothman Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce Before The Senate Energy Subcommittee
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Mike Rothman
Adoption Year : 2014
Testimony of MN state official in a Senate Energy Subcommittee hearing explaining the Value of Solar Tariff methodology employed in the state, and its benefits.
13 Apr
Michigan PSC - DTE Rate Case - Testimony - Rábago
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : Karl Rábago (Rabago), Environmental Law and Policy Center
Adoption Year : 2013
The testimony addresses deficiencies in the Detroit Edison Company’s ("the Company") Renewable Energy Plan ("REP") related to distributed solar. The author identifies a major analytical weakness underlying the Plan and the Company’s approach to distributed solar energy -- the Company fails to recognize the value of distributed solar. The testimony proposes that the Company improve and increase market opportunities for distributed solar technology in its service territory through adoption of improved program approaches, program expansion, improv
31 Mar
Public Comment Letter of the Alliance for Solar Choice re Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions, Docket No. E-01345A-13-0248
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Opposition Item    Tax Issues    
State : Pennsylvania    
Author : The Alliance for Solar Choice
Adoption Year : 2013
A letter addressing the tax consequences of the Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions. The letter with attached memorandum confirms Arizona Public Service Company's requirement will essentially exchange federal tax credits for federal taxes, reversing the existing flow of money into Arizona. Moreover, payments received by an APS customer under the Company's proposal will likely increase the customer's taxable gross income. The Alliance for Solar Choice entered the memorandum into the