PUCN Approves Grandfathering Solar Policy


WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) adopted regulations today that protect NV Energy customers who had installed a solar system, or submitted an interconnection request, prior to Dec. 31, 2015.  The new “grandfathering” rules will allow those existing NV Energy solar customers to operate under previous net metering rules.  Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, the vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):


“This is an important step to establish regulatory certainty in Nevada for customers who have had quite a roller coaster ride this year. This decision immediately follows more than 17,000 solar industry participants gathering in Las Vegas for the largest U.S. solar trade show, demonstrating the strength of this industry.

“We now must put policies in place that support new solar customers in Nevada so that solar jobs can once again increase, and the robust economic activity associated with solar development can resume.

“We thank Gov. Sandoval for his leadership and support and appreciate the steps taken by the PUCN to stabilize solar policy. We sincerely hope this progress continues.”


About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online atwww.seia.org.

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