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11 Jan
Rocky Mountain Power solar tax proposals are counter productive
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Utah    
Author : H. Macdaniel Ball
Adoption Year : 2016
Rocky Mountain Power contends that rooftop solar owners are currently costing other rate payers and is applying for additional charges for new solar customers; charges that would allow the utility to make a profit on investments made by solar owners.
06 Dec
The Next Front in the Net-Metering Battle: Utah
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Policy Positions    
State : Utah    
Author : Benjamin Storrow, E&E Publishing
Adoption Year : 2016
Utah's sole investor owned utility, Rocky Mountain Power, has proposed a series of fixed charges on rooftop panel owners, in a move that photovoltaic advocates say would effectively crush the Beehive State's nascent solar industry. The fight represents the latest front in the ever expanding national battle over residential solar. Florida voters rejected a proposal this month that would have paved the way for utilities to impose fixed charges on rooftop panel owners. Arizona witnessed a hard fought election this fall, where five candidates compe
11 Nov
Op-ed: Rooftop solar’s worth? Don’t forget the value of saving the Earth
Friday, November 11, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Utah    
Author : Michael Shae, The Salt Lake Tribune
Adoption Year : 2016
In meeting rooms, council chambers, and at the Utah State Legislature, the question is being asked; What is the "value" of rooftop solar? When rooftop solar systems generate more power than a home is using, the electricity goes back into the grid and the utility buys it. This process is called net-metering. The value of that electricity is now the topic of important energy pricing debates. The higher dollar value of solar energy, the more affordable rooftop solar systems are to Utah families.
11 Nov
Findings Support New Rate for Future Rooftop Solar Customers in Utah
Friday, November 11, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Utah    
Author : Rocky Mountain Power
Adoption Year : 2016
In November 2015, the Utah Public Service Commission asked Rocky Mountain Power to study the costs and benefits of net metering in Utah, and based on that, to propose updated net metering rates. After analyzing a wide range of energy consumption and customer use data over the last year, the study made two important findings: 1. While rooftop solar customers take less energy from the power grid than other customers, the cost of serving solar customers is nearly the same because they still need to use the power grid and rely on Rocky Mountain Pow
18 Oct
Solar Benefits — Should Utah Solar Owners be Paid 50 Percent More?
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Utah    
Author : KSL Local
Adoption Year : 2016
This article discusses Net Metering (NEM) operations in Utah.
05 Apr
Value of Solar in Utah
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Utah    
Author : Benjamin L. Norris, Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2014
Utah Clean Energy contracted with Clean Power Research (CPR) in 2013 to estimate the Value of Solar™ (“VOS”) in Utah for the territory served by Rocky Mountain Power (RMP).
31 Mar
Cost-Effectiveness of Net Energy Metering: Building Off to DSM Cost-Effectiveness Practices
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Tool or Handout
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Utah    
Author : Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics
Adoption Year : 2014
PowerPoint providing an overview of the DSM cost-effectiveness tests, how the tests could be applied to NEM, how to account for the impacts on non-participants, and applying the same framework to other NEM policies.
31 Mar
Cost-Effectiveness of Net Energy Metering: Building Off to DSM Cost-Effectiveness Practices
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Tool or Handout
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Utah    
Author : Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics
Adoption Year : 2014
PowerPoint providing an overview of the DSM cost-effectiveness tests, how the tests could be applied to NEM, how to account for the impacts on non-participants, and applying the same framework to other NEM policies.