distributed solar

Vermont Utility Seeks a New Solar Fee

Posted on April 24,2015 by ScottG in distributed solar

UPDATED July 11, 2014 An electric co-op in Vermont has joined the ranks of utilities around the country seeking regulatory approval to add fees for their customers who have rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations. Washington Electric Co-op wants to make changes to its net-metering program that would include a grid service fee of 4.63 cents per kilowatt hour for new net-metered customers. The co-op which serves about 10,500 residential and business customers in a three-county region in north-central Vermont.

A Looming Challenge for Utilities

Posted on April 24,2015 by ScottG in distributed solar

Falling prices for solar-plus-battery systems are giving a growing number of people the option of completely cutting ties with the grid and represent a serious challenge to electric utilities, according to a study released by the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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