California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Uphold Solar Net Metering, Protect Consumer Choice

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a ​multi-year process, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted today to maintain net metering in California. 

The diverse range of groups that expressed support for net metering throughout the process includes organizations representing social justice issues and communities of color, school officials and employees, faith communities, tribes and tribal organizations, farmers and job training organizations. In addition, 150,000 Californians submitted pro-net metering petitions to the CPUC.

In response to the final decision, Bryan Miller, senior vice president of public policy & power markets at Sunrun and president of The Alliance for Solar Choice, issued the following statement:

“Sunrun commends the Commission for upholding net metering and protecting solar choice for Californians. While today's decision is a compromise that will require the solar industry to adapt, it rejects the utilities' anti-solar proposals and continues California's renewable energy leadership.”

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