The mighty sun appears to have hit the black hole of Nevada politics in the caustic dispute between NV Energy and the rooftop solar industry over the expansion of net metering.
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Nevada's popular rooftop-solar program will proceed under existing rates and rules for the short term even though a cap on net metering was hit last week, the state Public Utilities Commission decided Wednesday.
A member of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday filed a draft order in the net metering debate proposing to allow potential rooftop solar customers to install panels under the current rates and rules.
President Barack Obama came to Las Vegas Monday to talk about renewable energy, and he started with a bit of advice for the crowd of about 1,000 cheering attendees.
Sen. Harry Reid on Monday called on NV Energy to "get real" about rooftop solar or risk alienating customers and perhaps losing in court.
CARSON CITY — NV Energy says the 235-megawatt cap on net metering capacity was reached at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Nevada Public Utilities Commission staff has estimated that it would cost three major Las Vegas gaming companies nearly $131 million to "exit" Nevada Power Co. as customers and buy their electricity on the open market.
A coalition of rooftop-solar companies has submitted a proposal to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission asking the panel to adopt Nevada's existing net metering rate as an interim tariff through Dec. 31.
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Elements of a deal struck by Switch and Nevada Power Co. to keep by the data storage company as a customer of the utility for at least the next three years are detailed in a new filing with the state Public Utilities Commission.
With just two days left in the comment period, the Bureau of Land Management has received no public input on plans to fast-track solar energy development on more than 25,000 acres in Lincoln County.
The Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday rejected a request by rooftop-solar officials to continue the existing net metering program if a legislatively mandated cap of 235 megawatts is reached in coming weeks.
Legal staff with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission is recommending that commissioners do not issue an expedited order Wednesday to continue an existing net metering program as requested by rooftop solar officials.
The state Public Utilities Commission is expected to decide Wednesday whether to grant a petition by rooftop solar companies to continue Nevada's existing net metering program until a new rate structure is put in place later this year.
A state lawmaker involved in the drafting of a bill directing state regulators to adopt a new rate class for rooftop solar customers said solar industry officials are trying to circumvent legislative intent by asking that an existing net metering policy be maintained until the new tariff is established.
A solar company official representing an alliance of rooftop solar firms said a filing Friday by NV Energy to create a new rate class for Nevadans who install the systems will mean the death of the industry in Nevada along with its 6,000 jobs.
A new rate structure for Nevada Power Co. customers who want to install rooftop solar and participate in net metering would provide a credit of about 5.5 cents per kilowatt hour instead of the current 11.6 cents, according to a filing made Friday by NV Energy with the state Public Utilities Commission.
An agreement struck between Switch, NV Energy and state regulators that would keep the the data storage company as a customer of Nevada Power Co. was approved Thursday by the state Public Utilities Commission.
CARSON CITY — A draft order has been prepared in advance of Thursday's Public Utilities Commission meeting that would approve an agreement reached between Switch, NV Energy and state regulators to keep the the data storage company as a customer of Nevada Power Co.
Clean-energy advocates said Tuesday that a new EPA-mandated Clean Power Plan for Nevada to reduce its carbon emissions through 2030 is an opportunity to generate jobs and lower utility bills for consumers.
An agreement reached between Switch, NV Energy and state regulators that would keep the data storage company as a customer of the utility is up for review Thursday by the state Public Utilities Commission.
The state Bureau of Consumer Protection has proposed that state regulators authorize a minimum of an additional 17.5 megawatts of net metering capacity so that the rooftop solar industry is not disrupted in Nevada.
Assessing the viability of a potential solar power project comes next for the energy company that secured the lease of public land near Laughlin at Tuesday's Clark County Commission meeting.
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