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Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

Valuation, Analysis, BCA   
North Carolina   
North Carolina Public Utilities Commission Docket No. E-100, Sub 136. The testimony helps demonstrate that traditional avoided cost calculations are inadequate to objectively capture the "full avoided costs" associated with solar electric facilities and that valuation studies and analyses published over the last several years demonstrate this inadequacy with empirical data. The testimony recommends the Commission address this inadequacy by implementing a short-term and longer-term approach that will better ensure that "full," non-discriminatory avoided cost rates are offered to qualifying solar electric facilities in both the short-term and the longer-term.