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Net Metering Agreement in North Carolina Follows South Carolina’s Lead

Tuesday, Nov 30 2021

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RAHLEIGH, NC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past few years, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) advocated for energy choice and solar energy expansion in North Carolina through policies that work for the region.

Through a collaborative process, SEIA, solar businesses, public interest organizations, and Duke Energy developed an innovative net metering agreement that will expand access to energy savings and provide a wide range of benefits to ratepayers in North Carolina. The program will ensure long-term certainty for the solar industry in the state by setting clear policies for residential solar installations. SEIA, along with several industry and community stakeholders, filed the framework with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) yesterday.

Following is a statement from Will Giese, regional director Southeast at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the collaborative policy: 

“North Carolina’s net metering agreement was crafted with input from SEIA and its partners and helps to create a policy that works for solar customers, installers, and utilities in the state. This is a step in the right direction for the Southeast and is an example of the ways that smart energy policy can unlock the full potential of rooftop solar, especially when paired with storage and other smart energy technologies.

“We have seen what’s possible in the region through the South Carolina Net Metering Successor program and we are excited to expand the North Carolina market in a similar manner.”

Learn more about the North Carolina solar market.  

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About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Jen Bristol, SEIA's Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2886

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