Eligibility for PG&E's solar-friendly tariff for small and medium commercial customers has been extended again into 2017 - but its future, and the long-term value of solar in PG&E territory, remains unclear.
The CPUC released a ruling and Staff Report that outlines an NEM 1.0 reservation system, similar to the reservation system used with the CSI program. The CPUC is seeking comments on the Staff Report and intends to implement the reservation system as soon as possible, likely in March, 2016.
Congress has extended the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar energy projects and the Production Tax Credit (PTC) used with utility scale windfarms, an enormous boost for renewable energy in the U.S.
The CPUC released a Proposed Decision (PD) for the Net Energy Metering (NEM) successor tariff, known as NEM 2.0. In general, the decision leaves the existing NEM 1.0 regulations intact, and future solar PV projects in the state of California will continue to be eligible for NEM.
As of November 18, 2015, the CPUC has not issued a Proposed Decision (PD) in the Net Energy Metering successor tariff (NEM 2.0) proceeding. We now expect a PD to be issued on December 15, 2015. Save this page for ongoing updates on NEM 2.0 as information becomes available.
The CPUC is considering changes that would significantly reduce the value of current and future solar PV installations. Tom Williard assesses the potential impacts, and outlines the solar industry’s strategies for moving forward.