As reported in Electricity Policy: The Solar Electric Power Association is asking for fresh thinking about how to balance the conflicting interests of utility, solar power, and other stakeholders in energy markets. SEPA calls it “The 51st State Challenge.” From Jim Pierobon’s Energy Collective blog come questions such as: (1) Might policies that can benefit all stakeholders be provided with balanced and transparent treatment? (2) What rights do homeowners, business owners, and others organizations have to generate their own electricity without excessive monthly charges? (3) How should any excess generation be treated through improved net metering policies? (4) How are the interests of non-solar ratepayers affected? A five-member team that will review submissions, due Feb. 27, includes Sue Tierney, Ron Binz, Jim Rogers, Nancy Pfund, and Jigar Shah. “Our goal,” says SEPA, “is not to identify one outcome but rather to find multiple frameworks that resonate and provide a platform for all stakeholders to participate in our energy future together.”
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