Utilities Dealt Setback In Calif. Net Metering Decision

Law360, San Diego (April 13, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT) -- In a setback for California utilities, the state's Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision Wednesday favoring solar advocates' definition of a key term that will determine the net energy metering cap that the advocates say would boost renewable energy use and lower costs for ratepayers.

While the existing cap on the amount of net metering that must be made available to customers is set at 5 percent of a utility’s “aggregate customer peak demand,” the parties disagree over the definition of that term in order...
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