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05 Sep
Austin Energy proposes Value of Solar for commercial properties
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Texas    
Author : Sommer Brugal
Adoption Year : 2017
Austin Energy proposes a plan to benefit commercial customers with installed rooftop solar by compensating customers for excess generation and by providing a Value of Solar rate.
02 Mar
Austin Energy - Residential Value of Solar (VoS) Rate
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Resource Type : Misc
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Texas    
Author : Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2017
Any residential customer with an on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) system (owned or leased) associated with the residential account and interconnected to the Austin Energy electric distribution system will be billed under the Residential Value of Solar Rate (pdf). These customers receive a "Value of Solar" (VoS) credit on their bill each month for every kilowatt-hour of solar energy produced by their system.
28 Feb
COMMERCIAL VALUE OF SOLAR
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : GDS Associates ( for Austin Energy)
Adoption Year : 2017
The document is the result of the study conducted by GDS Associates, Inc. (“GDS”) for Austin Energy furnishing third-party analysis and recommendations related to a commercial VOS tariff methodology and the commercial solar incentive program. The project conducted by GDS is comprised of the four tasks identified below: Task A: Review the current Residential VOS methodology and recommend modifications for a Commercial rate. Task B: Recommend a rate structure to incent the preferred orientation, and/or use of storage and smart inverters to shif
23 Feb
Reframing LCOE: New Interactive Tool Expands the Scope of Generation Cost Comparisons
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    Technology    
State : @National    Texas    
Author : Herman K. Trabish
Adoption Year : 2017
This blog post discusses the recently developed tool for a more granular analysis of the cost (including externalities) of generating electricity from different sources. This development is the result of the research conducted by the University of Texas (UT) at Austin on the issue.
21 Oct
In Texas, MP2 Energy Sees the ‘Shape’ of Rooftop Solar as Value to Substitute for Net Metering
Friday, October 21, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Texas    
Author : Jeff St. John
Adoption Year : 2016
When SolarCity announced last year that it was moving into Texas, solar industry watchers scratched their heads. How, they asked, could a rooftop solar installer put together a moneymaking proposition for itself and its customers in a state without net metering? The answer lies with its partner, MP2 Energy.
19 Oct
Victoria’s Transitional Solar Feed-In Tariff Payments End Soon
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Texas    
Author : The SUN
Adoption Year : 2016
A short news article which announces that Victoria residents participating in Texas's Transitional Feed-in Tariff (TFIT) scheme will soon be getting less for their solar power sold to the grid as the 25c per kilowatt hour rate will end on December 31.
04 Aug
2014 Value of Solar Executive Summary
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Thomas E. Hoff, Ben Norris - Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2013
The objective of this project was to calculate the long-term value of solar to Austin Energy. This information will be used by Austin Energy as input for the basis of a rate offered to customers
13 Apr
Take My Solar Panel, Please! The San Antonio utility’s brilliant new business model for renewable energy
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Daniel Gross
Adoption Year : 2015
Discussion of CPS Energy's, the largest municipally owned utility in the United States, plan to offer residents cash, in the form of monthly credit on their electricity bills, if they agree to let a third party put a solar panel on their roofs.
13 Apr
Solar Industry Gathers to Fight CPS Energy's SunCredit Program
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Opposition Item    
State : Texas    
Author : James Boyd, Renewableenergyworld.com
Adoption Year : 2013
Article using Austin VOS program as example for working system to distinguish from propose change to San Antonio program that would make ROI longer for solar users
13 Apr
Power Grab: San Antonio’s CPS Looks to Eliminate Net Metering
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Annie Lappe, Greentech Media
Adoption Year : 2013
Article that summarizes the CPS plan to eliminate net metering
08 Apr
Austin Value of Energy Solar Programs
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Texas    
Author : Debbie Kimberly, Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2014
Slide deck showing a recap of cost savings and installation from 2013, VOS implementation and results, and projections and future challenges to be faced in 2014 by Austin Energy and Texas.
31 Mar
Update Value of Solar for Austin Energy
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Presentation or Speech
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Tom Hoff
Adoption Year : 2011
PowerPoint presentation on the value of solar and distributed PV
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Solar Electric Generation to San Antonio
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Nic Jones (Solar San Antonio) and Ben Norris (Clean Power Research)
Adoption Year : 2013
This report presents an analysis of value provided by grid-connected, distributed PV in San Antonio from a utility perspective.
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Photovoltaics to Austin Energy and the City of Austin
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Clean Power Research LLC, Karl Rábago (Rabago), Leslie Libby, Tim Harvey, Benjamin Norris, Thomas Hoff
Adoption Year : 2016
Austin Energy plans to offer residential customers a new solar net metering tariff based on the value of solar energy generated from distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems in the grid to the utility in place of traditional net metering. Austin Energy worked with Clean Power Research (CPR) to employ the algorithms from a utility value calculator to design the solar tariff. A rebate structure was also designed in order to ensure that customers still satisfy a key economic cost-effectiveness test and address first-cost barriers facing solar custome
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Photovoltaics to Austin Energy and the City of Austin
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Clean Power Research LLC, Karl Rábago (Rabago), Leslie Libby, Tim Harvey, Benjamin Norris, Thomas Hoff
Adoption Year : 2016
Austin Energy plans to offer residential customers a new solar net metering tariff based on the value of solar energy generated from distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems in the grid to the utility in place of traditional net metering. Austin Energy worked with Clean Power Research (CPR) to employ the algorithms from a utility value calculator to design the solar tariff. A rebate structure was also designed in order to ensure that customers still satisfy a key economic cost-effectiveness test and address first-cost barriers facing solar custome
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Photovoltaics to Austin Energy and the City of Austin
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Clean Power Research LLC, Karl Rábago (Rabago), Leslie Libby, Tim Harvey, Benjamin Norris, Thomas Hoff
Adoption Year : 2016
Austin Energy plans to offer residential customers a new solar net metering tariff based on the value of solar energy generated from distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems in the grid to the utility in place of traditional net metering. Austin Energy worked with Clean Power Research (CPR) to employ the algorithms from a utility value calculator to design the solar tariff. A rebate structure was also designed in order to ensure that customers still satisfy a key economic cost-effectiveness test and address first-cost barriers facing solar custome
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Photovoltaics to Austin Energy and the City of Austin
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Clean Power Research LLC, Karl Rábago (Rabago), Leslie Libby, Tim Harvey, Benjamin Norris, Thomas Hoff
Adoption Year : 2016
Austin Energy plans to offer residential customers a new solar net metering tariff based on the value of solar energy generated from distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems in the grid to the utility in place of traditional net metering. Austin Energy worked with Clean Power Research (CPR) to employ the algorithms from a utility value calculator to design the solar tariff. A rebate structure was also designed in order to ensure that customers still satisfy a key economic cost-effectiveness test and address first-cost barriers facing solar custome
31 Mar
Value of Distributed Photovoltaics to Austin Energy and the City of Austin
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Clean Power Research LLC, Karl Rábago (Rabago), Leslie Libby, Tim Harvey, Benjamin Norris, Thomas Hoff
Adoption Year : 2016
Austin Energy plans to offer residential customers a new solar net metering tariff based on the value of solar energy generated from distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems in the grid to the utility in place of traditional net metering. Austin Energy worked with Clean Power Research (CPR) to employ the algorithms from a utility value calculator to design the solar tariff. A rebate structure was also designed in order to ensure that customers still satisfy a key economic cost-effectiveness test and address first-cost barriers facing solar custome
31 Mar
Distributed Solar PV Value for Austin Energy Update - 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2011
PowerPoint providing updated information on the VoSS
31 Mar
Distributed Solar PV Value for Austin Energy Update - 2008
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2008
PowerPoint providing updated information on the VoSS
30 Mar
Austin Energy Residential Rate Description
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Austin Energy
Adoption Year : 2012
Explains the residential rate options for customers who receive electric service, including a section on those who operate an interconnected on-site solar PV system
30 Mar
2014 Value of Solar at Austin Energy
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Clean Power Research
Adoption Year : 2013
The objective was to calculate and discuss the long-term value of solar for Austin Energy as input for the basis of a rate offered to customers because Austin Energy received national recognition as leaders of value of solar and tariffs. Rebates and societal benefits were not included in the analysis.