NY Orders Utility To Triple Solar Power Purchases

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT) -- New York regulators on Monday ordered a major utility to triple the amount of solar power it buys from small installations, finding that any consumer rate increases would be offset by the benefit of fostering solar power projects and saying other utilities should expect the same.

The New York State Public Service Commission was asked to intervene in a July petition by Hudson Valley Clean Energy Inc., a clean energy advocate, after Poughkeepsie-based Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. refused to bump up the so-called net-metering...
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