SEIA Statement on Nevada PUC Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided to implement drastic changes that will not grandfather in the state's existing solar customer. This decision is at odds with public comments by all outside parties and the majority of customers who supported keeping in tact existing net metering rules. 

The following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA's Vice President of State Affairs, on Friday's decision:
“We are disappointed that despite all of the support this measure had, the Commission chose to vote against the will of Nevadans. While lengthening the transition time to 12 years instead of 4 will help provide a longer runway, the decision takes away Nevadans ability to choose where their power comes from. Without question, this is extremely detrimental to clean energy and job growth in the state and we do not view this as a productive step in Nevada's efforts to maximize the many benefits - from environmental to economic - that solar provides."



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Alex Hobson, SEIA Press Officer & Communications Manager, (202) 556-2886

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