A-6 Cutoff for New Clients Delayed Until 2017

by Sage Renewable Energy Consulting

Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Stephen C. Roscow has issued a revision to June 23's Proposed Decision (PD), delaying closure of the A-6 tariff until December 31, 2016, an important, if partial victory for clients whose projects would have lost as much as 30% of their value from the original decision.

That decision was delayed until August 13 in response to strenuous protest from solar industry groups and affected clients, and a new judge, ALJ Roscow, was appointed to the A-6 tariff proceeding in July.

Roscow's revision, however, is largely sympathetic to PG&E's arguments for closing the A-6 tariff and for increasing demand charges for small to medium scale solar customers.

The delay in the A-6 tariff closure allows those currently eligible for the A-6 tariff more time to make the switch. Switching to A-6 early would dramatically increase clients' energy costs until their projects came online.

The newly proposed closure date reinforces the already significant pressure to complete solar projects by the end of 2016, when the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Net Energy Metering (NEM) 1.0 are set to expire. Read Sage's article about the impending "California Solar Bubble."

Previous A-6 Updates

New Administrative Law Judge, Stephen C. Roscow, Assigned to A-6 Tariff Proceeding

Green Tech Media Discusses Proposed Changes to A-6 Tariff with Sage

BREAKING: A-6 Decision Put On Hold By CPUC

Proposed Changes to PG&E's "Solar Friendly" A-6 Tariff Could Have Big, Bad Impact

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