Southern California Edison (SCE) Manager of Customer Self Generation Gary Barsley said that at an important recent conference for the solar industry and the utilities interested in it, the number-one topic of conversation was net energy metering (NEM), the incentive some solar advocates call “the civil rights legislation for solar.”
Utility and solar professionals asked, Barsley said, whether there is a valid way to quantify net metering’s costs and benefits and whether they total up to a subsidy for solar system owners or a good thing for all ratepayers.
Southern California Edison (SCE) has started rolling out smart meters in several Orange County communities as part of the utility’s SmartConnect program, which is designed to provide SCE residential and small business customers a su... Read Post
On The Road Reading - Is Net Energy Metering for Solar Power a Subsidy? The true costs and benefits of “the civil rights legislation for solar” Herman K. Trabish, May 23, 2012 (Greentech Media) click to enlarge Southern California E... Read Post