Protestors take aim at upcoming PSC vote on solar ‘net-metering’

    Green energy advocates and environmentalists are protesting against a proposal the Louisiana Public Service Commission is expected to vote on tomorrow, WVUE-DT reports

    Commissioners at their Wednesday meeting will consider proposed adjustments to rules for utility companies’ so-called “net metering,” which allows owners of solar power systems who generate excess electricity to get credit or reimbursement from their utility company. 

    The rule changes would switch the reimbursement that solar users receive from “retail rate” to “market rate” which is significantly lower, although there is a recommendation to put in a grandfather clause for people who already have solar systems. 

    A spokeswoman for Entergy Louisiana issued the following statement: 

    “Entergy Louisiana has been working for years with all stakeholders at the Louisiana Public Service Commission to create a sustainable long-term policy for customers that choose to self-generate. The commission’s proposed rule appropriately balances the interests of the 1 percent of customers that use solar to self-generate and export excess generation to the electric grid with the interests of the 99 percent that pay for excess solar output.”

    Read the full story from WVUE-DT. 

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