The Arizona Investment Council calls the Arizona Corporation Commission’s Staff report on net metering a “starting point for further discussion” but emphasizes that the issue needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.
APS statement regarding the Arizona Corporation Commission Staff’s recommendation on net metering reform in Arizona
An article in today’s San Jose Mercury News details a recent report that estimates California’s net metering policy could cost the state’s non-solar customers $1.1 billion a year by 2020. APS has been actively advocating for changes to Arizona’s net metering policy based on similar issues.
The topic of net metering is gaining momentum nationally, as other utilities consider the fairness of their net metering policies.
The so-called net metering debate is interesting because it has on one side supporters of solar power and on the other … supporters of solar power. So if everyone involved wants solar development to continue, what’s the discussion really about?