Consumer Protection

Massachusetts calls for ‘Clean Peak Standard’ to green dirtiest, most expensive power

The State specified that retail electricity suppliers must provide customers with clean electricity during defined ‘clean peak periods’, at less than $0.005/kWh averaged across annual usage.

Arizona’s Salt River Project election being powered by solar challengers

Salt River Project’s upcoming election includes five solar power advocates. With 14 members, two of which are pro-solar, tipping points are within reach.


Arizona regulators rebuff utilities, order turn from gas to renewables

As an historic first, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted not to acknowledge the gas-heavy energy resource plans of utilities, and is pushing instead an aggressive clean energy plan by one if its members.

Vivint sued by New Mexico over sales practices

The lawsuit alleges customers were misled on savings from solar leases and whether liens could be placed, in aggressive sales situations.

Tesla to sell 25 MW battery as part of Salt River Project settlement

Judge ruled SRP acted illegally against solar power customers as a monopoly power by changing rates in 2015. Settlement does not end customer charge.


New Mexico offers solar customers more transparency

The state’s attorney general released a new disclosure form to protect solar consumers against the behavior of unethical solar installers.

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