Newsom Hints CPUC May Ease New Rooftop Solar Charge In Metering Plan

January 13, 2022
Experts suggest that recent comments by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signal that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) may soften a controversial plan to overhaul rooftop solar net energy metering (NEM) rules, including by lowering a proposed new charge on solar users aimed at balancing costs on utility customers. “Notwithstanding the intended apolitical nature of state utility proceedings, [Newsom’s] comments reinforce our view that the CPUC’s final decision may move more toward the recommendations from solar advocates than the recommendations...

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