January solar policy snapshots

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New Mexico’s new interconnect ruling is one of the country’s most progressive Solar+Storage.

Georgia PSC Rejects Expansion of Monthly Solar Net Pilot Program
Atlanta, Georgia

On December 20, the Georgia Public Service Commission Final rate case order PSC refused to expand the monthly netting rooftop solar pilot program it created in 2020, resulting in full retail tariffs for electricity applied to solar owners. Instead, the commission adopted Georgia Power’s proposed instant netting and his $100 interconnection fee for new solar customers.

CPUC Encourages California Rooftop Solar Incentives
sacramento, california

On December 15, the California Public Utilities Commission announced voted unanimously Approve the state’s next phase of the Net Metering Program. New “net billing” program According to the California Solar & Storage Association, incentives paid for excess solar power are reduced by an average of 75%.

New Mexico Simplifies Interconnection of Distributed Resources and Moves to Smart Inverters
Sante Fe, New Mexico

Due to a decision by the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission in late 2022, Improved state interconnection rules By incorporating national best practices into solar and energy storage project reviews. The new rules aim to reduce cost and time barriers to safe and reliable interconnection of energy storage by recognizing limited export capacity.

Commerce suggests extending anti-dumping tariffs to imports of solar cells and panels from Southeast Asia
washington dc

announced by the Ministry of Commerce provisional decision Certain Chinese solar cell and panel producers in four Southeast Asian countries are reportedly working in those countries to avoid paying tariffs on Chinese-made solar products. Commerce is proposing increased anti-dumping/countervailing duties (AD/CVD) on the import of solar cells and panels from companies operating in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Consumers Energy raises cap on distributed generation from 2% to 4%
Jackson, Michigan

Consumers Energy entered into a settlement agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission. Voluntarily raise caps on utilities 2-4% for distributed generation. The utility also agreed to increase Outflow his credits, the tariffs offered to distributed generation customers who provide energy to the grid.

Gov. Hochul unveils roadmap for New York’s 6 GW of energy storage by 2030
Albany, New York

Governor Cathy Hochul new framework The state should achieve 6 GW of energy storage by 2030. This represents at least 20% of New York State’s peak power load. If approved, the roadmap will support building a storage deployment that is estimated to save nearly $2 billion in projected future statewide power system costs.

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