NV Energy and solar power

Your Wednesday editorial, “Let the sunshine in,” does not reflect the reality of the situation. A net metering customer is effectively offsetting the full retail cost of supplying him power much of the day. Basically NV Energy does not have to provide that power or distribute it. So the resident should get full retail credit. If the resident provides more than offsetting power, a reduced rate would be fair.

The fixed costs charged should simply reflect the fixed costs of NV Energy. The size of this cost is certainly going to be complex to determine, as it will undoubtedly be vastly influenced by various accounting choices. Perhaps a neutral third party is needed to determine the correct slice.

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