You've probably seen the news coverage about Rocky Mountain Power's proposed changes to net metering, and we're sure you're wondering "what does this mean for me?" In short, existing solar customers will not be affected by these new proposed changes. However, the proposed changes may have implications for those who are considering going solar in the future.
Of primary importance to Community Solar participants, Rocky Mountain Power has proposed that future residential solar customers be placed on a transitional rate structure that will be subject to changes. Customers who have submitted net metering applications (or installed solar) before December 9, 2016 will remain a part of the existing net metering program. (This does not necessarily mean these rates will stay the same forever, but they are unchanged under RMP's current proposal.) Under typical procedure, the Public Service Commission has 30 days to decide whether or not to approve this proposal (by December 10, 2016). If the proposal is approved, new solar customers will be placed on the new, transitional, rate structure going forward.
If you've already installed solar, or you've already submitted a net metering application -- there's nothing more you need to do.
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