Push made to prohibit utilities from retroactively penalizing solar customers

By Sean Whaley| February 2, 2016

CARSON CITY — A coalition of rooftop solar companies on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to adopt an amendment to an energy bill that would give states the authority to prohibit monopoly utilities from retroactively penalizing customers who invest in solar.

The amendment to the Senate energy bill is being proposed by U.S. Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada and Angus King of Maine. It would give states the authority to assess the benefits that solar choice provides and to prohibit monopoly utilities from retroactively penalizing customers who invest in solar.

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