By Dennis Myers | March 10, 2016
If Nevada officials hoped the national impact of torpedoing the state’s net metering policies would die down, it appears not to be happening. Business and environmental media are folding the Nevada dispute into other stories, and new developments continue to unfold. Some of that coverage has been devastating to economic development in Nevada as other Western states carve out their own renewable niches.
Last year, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission approved new solar net metering rates that cuts the rate paid to rooftop solar customers for the power they hand back to the grid. The PUC also hiked the monthly charge for customers with rooftop. The changes undercut existing solar users who expected rates to help pay for their rooftop installations and also discourages others from adding rooftop to their homes.