By Sunny Wang, Director of Government and Non-Profit Relations, Aurora Solar
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published their proposed decision for a successor net metering program as scheduled on December 13, 2021; referring to the successor as “Net Billing tariff” (instead of NEM-3). If it passes as is, it will destroy California’s thriving rooftop solar market, wipe out countless solar jobs, hurt (more than help) low-income communities’ ability to afford solar, and thwart the state’s clean energy goals.
The proposed changes include new residential monthly solar fees, the use of the Avoided Cost Calculator (ACC) to determine net metering rates, instantaneous netting, and retroactive changes for existing NEM 1.0 and NEM 2.0 customers.
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