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New York DPS Whitepaper Takes Step Toward the Future of Solar Rate Design

Tuesday, Dec 10 2019

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The New York Department of Public Service (DPS) released a long-anticipated whitepaper that proposes rate design changes for residential solar customers in the state. The proposal considers extending net metering to 2021 and making modest changes to net metering that would affect future rooftop solar customers.

Following is a statement by David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

“This whitepaper proposes modest changes to solar rate designs and recommends an extension of net metering until 2021, both of which will provide certainty to solar companies in the state. We commend the DPS for rejecting more complicated rate design changes that would not have been workable at this point in time. DPS also proposed a new customer benefit charge that will affect rooftop solar projects. SEIA is still analyzing how the charge will impact New Yorkers’ ability to choose solar and will submit comments in advance of the final decision in early 2020.”

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About SEIA®: 

Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 242,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

 

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872

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