November 30, 2020
Visual Primer: State Utility Regulators Consider Net Metering Changes for Equitable Rate Structure
The growing trend towards policy alternatives and rate designs seeks to address cross-subsidy issues arising from the growing penetration of solar.
The pressing trend towards revisiting retail rate net metering for rooftop solar continues, in a bid to ensure proper compensation for solar customers and avoid cost shifting to non-solar customers. Net energy metering, which credits customer generators for grid-exported power, has been a key component of the policy framework to spur investment in customer-sited renewable energy facilities, including solar and energy storage systems.