June 13, 2013
The Washington Post has turned the national spotlight on net metering with an article exploring the perspectives of both utilities and rooftop-solar advocates. The piece discusses how utilities in California and Virginia are dealing with net metering and highlights the fairness issue at the heart of the controversy:
“Utility officials contend that their solar customers enjoy the benefits of that [transmission and distribution] network, whenever they need it. But they pay less to build and maintain it, shifting costs onto other ratepayers.”
Read the full article, “ Utilities and solar advocates square off over the future,” which appeared on June 9.