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Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022

Georgia PSC Vote Prioritizes Utility Profits Over Residents and Solar Customers

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) voted on a final order in the Georgia Power Company (GPC) rate case. The order fails to expand the successful rooftop solar pilot program that the PSC created in 2020. Instead, the PSC adopted GPC’s anti-solar proposals to retain an instantaneous netting structure and impose a much higher and unjustified $100 interconnection fee for new solar customers, while approving a rate increase across the board for all ratepayers.

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on CPUC's Revised Net Metering Proposal

SACRAMENTO and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) revealed its revised proposal to change the state’s net metering rules. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to Revised Net Metering Proposal in California

Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a revised proposal to change the state’s net metering rules. The proposal replaces retail rate compensation with a net billing structure for new solar and storage customers.  

Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Massachusetts Relaxes Net Metering Caps for Residential Solar in Major Climate Bill

Yesterday Governor Baker signed H5060, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, into law. This wide-sweeping climate legislation relaxes the net metering cap for residential solar projects up to 25 kilowatts, establishes incentives for pollinator-friendly community solar and commercial and industrial projects and creates a new council that will proactively work to improve the state’s transmission and distribution grid planning. 

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

Mississippi Adopts New Net Metering Rules, Takes Step Toward Equitable Growth of Residential Solar Market

JACKSON, MS and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to adopt its updated Net Metering and Interconnection Rules. The new rules expand the state’s net metering program by raising the participation cap for rooftop solar and prioritizing solar adoption for low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers, among other steps. Following is a statement by Will Giese, Southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021

Florida Legislation Will Gut the Rooftop Solar Market, Energy Freedom in the State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. and WASHINGTON D.C. — Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians. National and state solar advocates are calling on lawmakers to reject this legislation and allow the state’s rooftop solar market to continue growing: Following is a statement from Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Solar Victory in South Carolina

The solar industry won a transformative victory at the South Carolina Statehouse last week when the state Legislature unanimously passed the Energy Freedom Act, a sweeping bill that will help significantly lower electricity costs and create jobs in the Palmetto State. SEIA was instrumental in securing this win through advocacy, external affairs and public education alongside a broad coalition of industry groups. We began with the following goals:

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

Solar Industry Comments on Mass. Legislature’s Passage of Omnibus Energy Bill

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commented on the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of a bill that requires the state’s largest electricity utility to refile its plan to charge extra fees to solar adopters and raises the state’s renewable energy goal.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

SEIA Raises Concerns About Connecticut Plan to Kill Net Metering

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in response to the energy bill the Connecticut Senate passed this week:

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

SEIA Says S.C. Legislature’s Failure to Pass Solar Bill Puts 3,000 Jobs at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expressed disappointment that a pro-consumer, pro-solar jobs bill that passed the South Carolina House with a strong majority vote on Friday was defeated on Tuesday due to an arcane procedural rule raised by opponents to the measure.  

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