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Utah PSC: Full retail-rate net metering will end on Nov. 15

The deal, negotiated between solar advocates and Rocky Mountain Power, will grandfather all solar customers who sign up before that date – and recover those outlays by charging ALL customers an extra fee.


Utah utility wants non-solar owners to shoulder net metering costs

Rocky Mountain Power, in reaction to an agreement with solar advocates to extend net metering, is asking to recover those costs through fees on non-solar customers.

RMP, Utah solar advocates reach net metering agreement

Existing net metering customers are grandfathered into the current net metering arrangement for 18 years, while ending net metering for customers installing solar after Nov. 15. After that, a three-year transition to a program based on a value of solar methodology will commence.

Empower Energies Completes 14.5MW Solar Project for CYRQ Energy in Utah

Empower Energies, Inc., a leading clean energy development and financing company, announces the completion of the Patua solar power project, a 14.5MW DC solar array in Churchill County, UT. The project supplements an existing geothermal power plant owned by CYRQ Energy, a Salt Lake City based renewable energy company. Empower advised CYRQ on the development and design […]

Fossil fuel front group slams Utah solar, using cost-shift argument to divide consumers

A “consumer protection group” almost entirely funded by every major fossil fuel company in the country is using the “cost-shift” argument to attempt to weaken support for solar in the state.

Utah eliminates solar tax credit

HB 23 reduces the current tax credit at $1,600 in 2018 and then reduces it by $400 per year until it reaches $400 total in 2021. Any system installed after that won’t be able to access tax credits.

Legend Solar Founders Honored Among Utah’s Top Forty Under 40

Shaun Alldredge and Shane Perkins, co-founders and co-owners of Legend Solar, Utah’s premier and fastest growing solar company, have been named in Utah Business’ Forty Under 40. A program designed to recognize business professionals under the age of 40 who have quickly climbed the corporate ladder, the Forty Under 40 honors those standouts in their […]

Pueblo, Colorado and Moab, Utah Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

First cities to commit to 100 percent renewable energy under Trump Administration.

Utah industry reaches solar tax-credit compromise

With lawmakers claiming the solar income-tax credit was costing the state $60 million per year, the solar industry agreed to a phase out of the credits by 2021 in lieu of severe caps that would have limited the number of Utahns able to take advantage of it.

Utah PSC grants utility’s request to suspend solar rate-increase request

In response to intense public reaction, Rocky Mountain Power requested the suspension so it could continue negotiating with solar stakeholders to find a mutually agreeable solution.

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