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November 21, 2016
Massachusetts has recently initiated a proposal under the Baker administration to double solar energy development in the state. In related news, NRG commissions the state's largest community solar facility.
November 16, 2016
Illinois utility groups Exelon/ComEd are attempting to pass a legislative energy bill that would implement a mandatory demand charge and could result in “the largest rate hike in US history”, according to Dave Lundy from the BEST Coalition.
November 10, 2016
Rocky Mountain Power, a utility company under the PacifiCorp umbrella, has proposed a new methodology for calculating net metering fees that would result in a significant price spike for solar customers.
November 10, 2016
Solar is on the upside in the Centennial State as Xcel Energy and the public utilities commission (PUC) have approved a settlement involving more solar, fewer grid fees and a community solar scheme.
October 10, 2016
Fair-weather solar advocate Arizona Public Service (APS), has become the first utility outside of California to surpass 1GW of solar energy capacity, reaching the milestone this summer.
September 22, 2016
Hawaii regulators have approved a tariff for Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) to establish interim time-of-use (TOU) rates in the utility’s biggest base rate increase in almost six years.
August 19, 2016
The Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a settlement to drop a mandatory demand charge for solar customers served by El Paso Electric.
August 16, 2016
Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest energy provider, has proposed pilot programmes that adjust electricity rates higher during peak times or boost rates when customers’ usage surges.
August 9, 2016
The Arizona Corporation Commission has said that the rate structuring process for net metering in the state is subject to “undue influences”, and has hired out an attorney to investigate the issue, according to reports.
March 22, 2016
The chief of California’s bulk transmission system operator has slammed net metering as a “subsidy” of wealthy households by poorer ones, claiming it represents an “economic justice issue”.

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