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14 Sep
Renewable Energy/Farm Land Taxation (S-0570)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Tax Issues    
State : Rhode Island    
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.
02 Mar
Value of utility scale vs. rooftop solar debated amid price decline
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Tax Issues    Policy Positions    
State : @National    
Author : Kevin Randolph
Adoption Year : 2017
Over the last decade, the price of solar installations has declined significantly, but the electric utilities industry continues to debate the value and cost effectiveness of utility scale versus rooftop solar. During a panel discussion at the 2017 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners winter committee meeting on Monday, two experts highlighted the different benefits and challenges associated with utility and rooftop solar. The need to accurately determine solar prices, the role of subsidies, net metering regulations and the
10 Aug
Competition Issues Between Solar Distributed Generation (DG) Firms and Regulated Utilities
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Resource Type : Misc
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Tax Issues    
State : @National    
Author : Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Adoption Year : 2016
What was mostly theoretical in 1998 in terms of DG PV becoming a competing electricity generation platform with traditional centralized generation retail service has become a reality with the maturation of the solar industry, a ninety percent (90%) reduction in the cost of solar panels, a two thousand percent (2000%) increase in the number of solar workers, the spread of solar to dozens of states rather than California alone, innovation in financing and ownership structures for DG technologies, massive scaling in production, and sophisticated
08 May
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rábago (Rabago) for RENEW Wisconsin and Environmental Law and Policy Center - Exhibit RENEW 4 - Assessment of WEPCO Tariffs (Slides)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Wisconsin    
Author : Bruce Chapman, Daniel Hansen, Laurence Kirsch, and Michael O'Sheasy at Christensen Associates Energy Consulting
Adoption Year : 2013
Wisc Public Service Commission Docket 6690-UR-123. The Power Point is a short hand assessment of way to address rate of pricing issues of WE Energies. It assesses the advantages and disadvantages of several rate designs including: increased fixed charges, graduated/ratcheted facilities charges, declining block, two-part pricing, fixed billing, and revenue decoupling. Then, the Power Point reports its research findings and recommends mass market strategies and future steps to address rate and pricing issues.
08 May
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of Environmental Respondents In re: Application of Appalachian Power Company for a 2014 Biennial Review of the Rates, Terms, and Conditions for the Provision of Generation, Distribution, and Transmission Services Pursuant to § 56-585.1 A of the Code of Virginia
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Tax Issues    
State : Virginia    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2014
Virginia State Corporation Commission Case No. PUE-2014-00026. This testimony explains why the Appalachian Power Company's ("the Company") proposed standby charge would constitute an unjust, unreasonable, and improper discriminatory rate charged on solar customer-generators. The testimony states the proposed charge is inadequately supported and fails to meet the requirements of Virginia Code § 56-594 F. Under this statute, the Company must prove that its proposed charge would recover “only the portion of the supplier’s infrastructure costs that
08 May
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association In re: Georgia Power Company's 2013 Rate Case
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Georgia    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
Georgia Public Service Commission Docket No. 36989. Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association before the Public Service Commission ("the Commission") of the State of Georgia. Georgia Power Company (“the Company”) seeks to impose new rates and charges on customers who install and use solar energy generation systems at their homes, businesses and farms. The testimony urges the Commission to deny these new charges because the Company has failed to substantiate its need to implement tariff charg
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 : Nevada    
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
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 : North Carolina    
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.
06 May
Comments Before the Iowa Utilities Board
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Tax Issues    
State : Iowa    
Author : Environmental Law & Policy Center, Iowa Environmental Council, Sierra Club, Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association, Solar Energy Industries Association, The Vote Solar Initiative, and Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) Expert Report by Karl R. Rábago (Rabago).
Adoption Year : 2014
Iowa Utilities Board Docket No. NOI-2014-0001. The comments address Iowa's potential and untapped distributed generation market. They advocate that Iowa proactively catalyze its distributed generation market to prevent losing its distributed generation benefits to other states. The comments specifically address five issues relating to distributed generation in Iowa: 1. Iowa policy makers must take steps to catalyze the distributed generation market; 2. preserve, expand, and standardize Iowa's existing net metering policy to include all utilitie
08 Apr
Buffet: Wind and Solar Power Competition Challenges Utilities
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @National    
Author : Jim Polson and Mark Chediak
Adoption Year : 2016
This article focuses on the annual letter that Warren Buffet, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., wrote to his shareholders. In that letter, Buffet discusses "how tax credits and other government-mandated help for renewables might erode the economics of incumbent utility, particularly if it is high-cost operator."
08 Apr
Attorneys: Using Solar Tariffs to Replace Net Metering Could Create Tax Headaches
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Tax Issues    
State : Arizona    
Author : Herman Trabish
Adoption Year : 2013
Discusses all opinions on Arizona's plan to allow for zeroed out bills for solar customers and feed-in tariffs/VOS tariff. Several well-respected law firms side with utilities, saying that it will create tax problems for non-solar customers
08 Apr
As California Loses Hydro Resources to Drought, Large-Scale Solar Fills In the Gap
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Stephen Lacey
Adoption Year : 2015
Large increase in the amount of large-scale solar production in California, surpassing "reliable sources" like geothermal and biomass, fortunately accounting for the reduction in hydro production. Article also notes an increase in solar PPAs entered in anticipation of the FTC expiration in 2017, many of which were mega-projects.
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 : Arizona    
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
31 Mar
Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : @Federal    
Author : National Academy of Sciences
Adoption Year : 2010
The purpose of this study was to define and evaluate external effects of energy production, use, and consumption, which refer to costs and benefits not taken into account in making decisions (such as the siting of a power plant) or not reflected in market prices (for example, the price of gasoline at the pump). Under such conditions, the actions that follow might be suboptimal—in the sense that the full social costs of the actions are not recognized—resulting in a loss of social welfare. When market failures like these occur, there is a case fo