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SEIA Joins Settlement to Resolve El Paso Electric's Rate Case

Thursday, Jul 21 2016

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Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the unanimous settlement filed today to resolve El Paso Electric’s 2015 rate case:

“While it took some work to get here, we now have a unanimously supported settlement that will allow solar customers -  and those interested in going solar down the line - the freedom to do so without fear of penalty.

“SEIA is pleased that the El Paso Electric Company withdrew its original proposal. This proposal would have implemented demand charges on residential customers, resulting in confusion and undue financial burden.

“Texas has some of the strongest solar resources in the nation and we’re looking forward to working with El Paso Electric so solar growth can continue, further cementing the state’s role as one of the top solar states in the country.”

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About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, 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.

Media Contact:

Alex Hobson, SEIA Senior Communications Manager, ahobson@seia.org (202) 556-2886

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