Let's put a STOP to the Solar Tax that CPUC is Proposing

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Let's put a STOP to the Solar Tax that CPUC is Proposing

Did you know that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be consider adopting a proposal that negatively impacts customers of PG&E, SCE or SDG&E who have  installed solar or are considering doing so?  Beware!


The  CPUC is proposing a new net metering tariff (NEM 3.0) that includes a solar tax of $8/kW per month, which could add an average of $57 to the monthly electric bill of a typical solar customer. If adopted, this would  be the steepest tax on solar anywhere in the country. In addition, the NEM 3.0 proposal  would reduce the value of credits given to customers in exchange for energy they send to the grid by about 80 percent.


If you already have solar, the proposal would reduce the length of the  “grandfathering period” under which you can remain on NEM 1.0 or NEM 2.0. The change to existing customers violates the basic principles of  regulatory fairness by changing the rules after families, businesses and non-profits have already invested in solar. For customers who are considering installing solar, the proposed solar tax and other NEM 3.0 rules would go into effect after May 28, 2022.


The  CPUC may vote on whether to adopt the NEM 3.0 proposal as soon as January 27, 2022, and they are currently taking feedback from the public until  that time. 


*Reprint from the Tesla Policy Team