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Comments of the Edison Electric Institute Something New Under the Sun: Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in Solar Power A Federal Trade Commission Workshop

Policy Positions   
In advance of the workshop on solar power that will be held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) at the end of June, the Edison Electric Institute (EEl) submits these comments addressing competition and consumer protection issues that may arise when electricity customers choose to install private (often rooftop) solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate some of their own electricity. EEl appreciates the opportunity to participate in the workshop and to submit these comments. The FTC has an important role to play in understanding the competitive dynamics of electricity markets and in protecting consumers that are being marketed to install distributed generation (DG) systems, like private solar PV.