New York Begins Transition from Net Metering to Value-Based Compensation for DER

The New York State Public Service Commission has issued an order adopting a new Value Stack pricing mechanism to compensate distributed energy resources in a more accurate and granular manner. The order marks an important first step in moving beyond net metering to a compensation structure that considers location and environmental benefits that were previously not quantified.

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – New York Begins Transition from Net Metering to Value-Based Compensation for DER

The New York State Public Service Commission has issued an order adopting a new Value Stack pricing mechanism to compensate distributed energy resources in a more accurate and granular manner. The order marks an important first step in moving beyond net metering to a compensation structure that considers location and environmental benefits that were previously not quantified.

Ohio Grid Modernization Initiative Focuses on Customer Electricity Experience

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has announced a comprehensive review of technological and regulatory innovation to advance grid modernization. With continued growth in distributed energy resources and demand-side opportunities, the power industry faces the challenge of transitioning to a modern grid that addresses the demands of the evolving electric sector. Among other states where utility commissions have taken measures to address grid modernization, New York and California have garnered nationwide attention, setting the pace with significant progress towards necessary enhancements.

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Ohio Grid Modernization Initiative Focuses on Customer Electricity Experience

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has announced a comprehensive review of technological and regulatory innovation to advance grid modernization. With continued growth in distributed energy resources and demand-side opportunities, the power industry faces the challenge of transitioning to a modern grid that addresses the demands of the evolving electric sector. Among other states where utility commissions have taken measures to address grid modernization, New York and California have garnered nationwide attention, setting the pace with significant progress towards necessary enhancements.

Utility-Industry Rate Case Settlement Opens Period of Stability in Arizona’s Solar Industry

The Arizona Public Service and solar industry have reached a rate case settlement agreement to bring a five-year debate over rooftop solar compensation to an end. With the agreement, Arizona joins New York and Colorado where utilities and solar advocates have reached similar compromises in the transition from retail rate net metering, demonstrating that the solar industry and utilities can find practical alternatives to solar grid charges.

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Utility-Industry Rate Case Settlement Opens Period of Stability in Arizona’s Solar Industry

The Arizona Public Service and solar industry have reached a rate case settlement agreement to bring a five-year debate over rooftop solar compensation to an end. With the agreement, Arizona joins New York and Colorado where utilities and solar advocates have reached similar compromises in the transition from retail rate net metering, demonstrating that the solar industry and utilities can find practical alternatives to solar grid charges.

Maryland’s Three-Year Community Solar Pilot Targets 200 MW in Diverse Projects

Maryland has advanced a three-year community solar pilot program which is expected to jumpstart community solar, demonstrating the viability of the segment in the state. With the initiative, Maryland joins other states looking at creative policies aimed at boosting solar project deployment and methods to compensate distributed generation. Community solar models can overcome the constraints of net metering through partnerships with utilities and also provide a return on their investment instead of a reduction in the participant’s utility bill.

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Maryland’s Three-Year Community Solar Pilot Targets 200 MW in Diverse Projects

Maryland has advanced a three-year community solar pilot program which is expected to jumpstart community solar, demonstrating the viability of the segment in the state. With the initiative, Maryland joins other states looking at creative policies aimed at boosting solar project deployment and methods to compensate distributed generation. Community solar models can overcome the constraints of net metering through partnerships with utilities and also provide a return on their investment instead of a reduction in the participant’s utility bill.

Proposed Expansion of Nevada RPS Boosts Solar Industry Outlook

Nevada AB 206, aimed to expand the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 80 percent by 2040, is the latest in the growing list of states planning to strengthen their renewable energy targets. While AB 206 would place Nevada in a similar trajectory with top-tier RPS states, such as California and New York, Massachusetts has proposed an even more ambitious goal of 100 percent by 2035, aiming to make Massachusetts the first U.S. state to be powered entirely by renewable energy. Stronger RPS policies will stimulate market and technology development to increase the competitiveness of renewable energy.

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Proposed Expansion of Nevada RPS Boosts Solar Industry Outlook

Nevada AB 206, aimed to expand the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 80 percent by 2040, is the latest in the growing list of states planning to strengthen their renewable energy targets. While AB 206 would place Nevada in a similar trajectory with top-tier RPS states, such as California and New York, Massachusetts has proposed an even more ambitious goal of 100 percent by 2035, aiming to make Massachusetts the first U.S. state to be powered entirely by renewable energy. Stronger RPS policies will stimulate market and technology development to increase the competitiveness of renewable energy.

Pennsylvania Proposes Methane Regulations beyond Federal Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality has proposed new and revised general permits, as well as revisions to an air quality permit exemption to reduce methane and other emissions at well sites and compressor stations associated with natural gas operations. The proposals come at a time when Congress is moving towards repealing a federal methane rule, drawing attention to state actions.

EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – Pennsylvania Proposes Methane Regulations beyond Federal Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality has proposed new and revised general permits, as well as revisions to an air quality permit exemption to reduce methane and other emissions at well sites and compressor stations associated with natural gas operations. The proposals come at a time when Congress is moving towards repealing a federal methane rule, drawing attention to state actions.