Gov. Newsom and the CPUC: No sneaky votes to gut rooftop solar
To: Gov. Newsom and the CA Public Utilities Commission,
The CPUC must table Resolution 5150 and remove the bias that undercounts the value of distributed solar.
It is concerning that the CPUC is planning to make major changes to the method it uses to calculate the value of rooftop solar without meaningful public discussion.
Furthermore, the proposed changes appear on the face of it to favor of the utility point-of-view, and give the CPUC an excuse to adopt the utilities’ proposals to gut local, distributed solar with new monthly fees and drastic cuts to the credit solar users receive for sharing extra solar energy with the neighbors.
The recent public outcry against utility efforts to gut rooftop solar in the Legislature should make it clear that the public supports the continued growth of rooftop solar, and expects an open and fair process at the CPUC on this matter.