Rallies anticipated in California as CPUC meets to discuss NEM3.0.

Jun 2, 2022 05:47 PM ET
  • Rallies are set to be kept in San Francisco and also Los Angeles as the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) meets to discuss controversial net metering proposals for the state.
Rallies anticipated in California as CPUC meets to discuss NEM3.0.
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In what's being billed as the largest ever before submission of real-time and pre-recorded public comments in the CPUC's background, thousands of solar stakeholders are anticipated to assemble tomorrow (2 June 2022) upon CPUC's head office in San Francisco, at LA's Grand Park efficiency lawn to provide comments connecting to the commission's NEM3.0 proposals.

Thousands extra pre-recorded video clip testimonies are to be submitted to the CPUC on the exact same day under the joint banner of 'Don't Tax the Sun'.

The Save California Solar coalition has collaborated the rallies to make the level of ill feeling towards the NEM3.0 proposals made last December.

Those strategies would successfully remove back solar export credit reports in the state by around 80% while at the same time including a dealt with charge of US$ 57 monthly for every residential solar system. While this would be countered by a US$ 15 credit scores paid each month for ten years, the cuts, if passed, would certainly still slash project economics for roof solar in California.

Wood Mackenzie advised earlier this year that the NEM3.0 intends threatened to reduce California's rooftop solar market in half.

The strategies were criticised near universally, including by the state's governor Gavin Newsom, and the CPUC successfully admitted defeat last month, asking for feedback for how a substitute net metering scheme could be better developed.

That consultation continues to be open and comments are welcomed till 24 June, however issues remain that a subsequently designed scheme could still penalise solar in the state.

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