As the Sun Sets in Nevada
In the latest news from Nevada, both the Alliance for Solar Choice and the state run Bureau of Consumer Protection have filed to delay or even alter the the net metering ruling handed down on Dec. 22, 2015 by Nevada’s Utility Regulation Commissions, PUC. If you are not familiar with the case, please feel free to catch up here– Click REIA-NM’s earlier articles on this story.
“The matter is larger than just one subset of residential customers getting a benefit that other do not,” said the filing from the Bureau of Consumer Protection. “This is a matter of integrity and honor that will severely damage the reputation of Nevada’s government and its ability to persuade customers to engage in programs in the future, if the perception is created that the commission will not honor or recognize deals prior commissions or legislatures once offered to encourage people to participate in programs that in many cases cost them thousands of dollars out of their own pockets.”
With the hearing coming up tomorrow, the decision appears almost predetermined, if one is to believe PUC staff filings-
“Staff does not believe there is a reasonable likelihood that TASC will prevail on the merits of the matter asserted in its motion … “
Writes PUC Staff Counsel Tammy Cordova. She continued,
“In fact, staff believes that failure to timely implement the commission’s order could cause greater customer confusion,” the filing says. “Timely implementation of the NEM rate structure, when customers are expecting a change in their NV Energy bills, will provide the greatest opportunity for those customers to review and seek understanding of how the new rate structure will affect them.”
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