We need your comments on the LPSC proposed changes to net meteringPosted by emily on Sep 28, 2012 in Meetings | 0 comments
WE NEED YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS ISSUE!
- On 9/18/2012 the Louisiana Public Service Commission requested comments on their proposed changes to net metering which include a monthly connection fee. The proposed $50/month fee probably came from smaller co-op utilities that feel “cheated” by solar net metered customers. Due to mostly misinformation they have pushed the LPSC to look into assessing a fee which eliminates the cost savings reason for putting in solar. According to PV WATTS, the program required to be utilized for the tax credit, it would take a 6 kilowatt system ($30,000-$40,000) to generate $50/month (at today’s utility cost) which would BREAK EVEN and provide no savings!
- Below are Jeff Shaw’s response to specific questions raised by the LPSC. If you have any additional comments to be added please send to Emily@lses.org or Jeff@gulfsouthsolar.com. Comments are due October 8th and we would like to get them in by October 3rd!