While the solar-specific charge was dropped as part of a settlement, the utility will increase fixed charges on its Texas customers.
National Grid has filed to change the net metering rules in line with an earlier legislation, making net metering in the state even better than before.
This was another difficult week in the U.S. solar industry, with layoffs at SolarCity and the carving up of SunEdison’s empire, but also saw progress in policy and technology.
A bankruptcy court has approved the expedited auction of SunEdison projects with NRG as the “stalking horse” bidder, and NRG has separately announced the purchase of 26 C&I solar projects.
In an SEC filing, the distributed solar market leader reveals that it expects to incur restructuring charges of $3-5 million in light of unspecified number of job losses. The company’s CEO and CTO will accept reduced salaries as reduced guidance bites.
The wide-ranging settlement of three separate cases would include a process for battery storage interconnection, the withdrawal of a charge for solar customers, and a shift to time-of-use rates.
The case was closely watched as a precedent for future rate cases in Arizona.
New Mexico regulators have approved a settlement under which a utility request to increase fees on its customers with rooftop solar was nullified, which also reduces fees for agricultural customers.
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