WASHINGTON, D.C. – Carrie Cullen Hitt, senior vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement today after a proposed new fee on solar customers in Georgia was dropped:
“Once again, common sense – and overwhelming public support – have prevailed on the side of clean, affordable solar energy. SEIA applauds the Georgia Public Service Commission and its staff for listening to the concerns of solar homeowners and business owners in Georgia, who would have been socked with an unfair and unwarranted fee on their utility bills. To its credit, Georgia Power sensed an ever-growing opposition to the proposal and has withdrawn it. We urge the Commission to formally accept this decision at its December 17 meeting. Moving forward, we will continue our efforts to educate public officials as to the true market value of solar, and the benefits it provides to local economies, grid reliability, consumer choice and environmental quality.”
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.