El Paso Electric Proposes Tariff with a Solar Penalty

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Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

El Paso Electric (EPE) proposed a rider last month that would impose a substantial penalty for solar-owning customers in its service territory. Specifically, the utility has proposed a $2.25 per kW (system size) charge for solar customers and $1.90/kW for small wind customers, to compensate for the use of EPE’s grid.  EPE estimates that this would amount to an average of $11/month for most residential customers.

Read the full story from Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

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