COLUMBIA, SC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past few years, SEIA has been deeply involved in energy choice and solar advocacy in South Carolina, helping to shape and secure the historic passage of the Energy Freedom Act (EFA) in 2019. SEIA continues to work through implementation of the EFA to ensure that the state follows through on its commitments, including development of net metering tariffs for rooftop solar. SEIA’s witness contributed technical expertise and provided a critical foundation for the settlement.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Rick Umoff, California senior director and counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the solar concerns originally raised with the Schools and Communities First Initiative, also known as Proposition 15.
Power outages in California underscore the need for more renewable energy, not less.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) signaled that it will extend net metering through January 2022 for current customers based on the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry. In addition, the NYPSC established modest changes to net metering that will impact future rooftop solar customers in 2022.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today rejected a controversial petition to end state and local jurisdiction over net metering programs. The petition was brought by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) and drew significant bipartisan pushback from around the country.Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on this decision:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from SEIA’s vice president of regulatory affairs, Katherine Gensler, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC's) approval of changes to PURPA implementation rules.
We can rebuild our economy better than before by enacting commonsense policies that spur longterm growth for solar, including modifying the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), streamlining the permitting process for solar projects, supporting domestic manufacturing of clean energy technologies, and investing in our nation’s electricity infrastructure. Investing in solar energy can create hundreds of thousands of jobs while addressing climate change and lowering costs for consumers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Energy Imbalance Market news from Southeastern utilities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast at the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the publication of the final SMART regulations from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).