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SEIA Says New Guidebook on Net Metering Will Benefit Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A key new report offering a standardized approach to determining the benefits and costs of distributed generation (DG) was released today by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC). After reviewing the report, SEIA Sr. Vice President Carrie Cullen Hitt issued the following statement:

“Without question, distributed generation provides significant benefits to consumers nationwide. IREC’s guidebook offers critically important new tools for regulators, allowing them to make informed, effective decisions for their constituencies and ratepayers. Most importantly, SEIA is supportive of recommendations by IREC for a more standardized and thorough approach for valuing DG. This is something sorely needed and long overdue.”

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About SEIA:
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 make solar a mainstream and significant energy source 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.

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Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, kjohnson@seia.org  (202) 556-2885

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