Pa. Commission Nixes PUC's Proposed Solar Generation Cap

Law360, Philadelphia (May 19, 2016, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania regulatory review board on Thursday shot down a proposed rule from the state's Public Utility Commission that would have limited so-called customer-generators from installing solar panels capable of generating more than 200 percent of the power they consume.

With a 5 to 0 vote, the state’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission unanimously disapproved the regulation to implement the 2004 Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which had drawn resistance from a variety of environmental groups, renewable energy producers and the Department of Environmental Protection.

“PUC has...
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