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Reid measure would shield existing solar customers from rate hikes
Reid measure would shield existing solar customers from rate hikes
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
In an effort to provide federal protections for rooftop solar customers, Sens. Harry Reid and Angus King introduced language that would regulate how utilities could change rates for ...
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3 takeaways: NV Energy’s solar-rate proposal sets stage for more heated debate
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
When NV Energy announced last week that it would introduce a proposal allowing existing solar customers to keep a prior rate structure for a period of up to 20 years, many took it as a sign that existing solar customers would be shielded from bill increases approved by regulators in December. But when the utility filed ...
NV Energy proposes Sept. 10 cutoff for lower solar rates
NV Energy proposes Sept. 10 cutoff for lower solar rates
Monday, February 1, 2016
NV Energy is proposing "grandfathering" existing rooftop solar customers into lower rates if they installed their system or applied for one by Sept. 10, 2015, although it defers to ...
Solar energy battles: Who owns the sun?
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Outside the Public Utilities Commission office, which is on the second floor of a modern, three-story building about 7 miles from the Strip in Las Vegas, a chorus of women are shouting to the tune of ...
Wynn Las Vegas files lawsuit over fee to leave NV Energy
Wynn Las Vegas files lawsuit over fee to leave NV Energy
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Wynn Las Vegas is suing the Public Utilities Commission over the fee it would have to pay to leave NV Energy and buy power from a different company. The lawsuit, filed in ...
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Regulators OK renewable energy agreements for Switch, Apple
Monday, January 25, 2016
State regulators approved energy agreements today that help Apple and Las Vegas-based data company Switch operate their facilities in ...
NV Energy proposes keeping lower rates for existing solar customers
NV Energy proposes keeping lower rates for existing solar customers
Monday, January 25, 2016
NV Energy will propose allowing customers who already have solar panels or applied for them before the new year to keep more favorable rates for up to two decades ...
Ballot measure would restore old rooftop solar rates
Ballot measure would restore old rooftop solar rates
Monday, January 25, 2016
The rooftop solar industry, grappling with an increase in customer bills that has prompted several companies to halt sales in Nevada, is turning its ...
Consumer watchdog raises questions about rooftop solar rehearing
Consumer watchdog raises questions about rooftop solar rehearing
Friday, January 22, 2016
Earlier this week, state utility regulators indicated they would meet Monday to decide whether to hear more testimony about exempting some existing rooftop solar customers from ...
Rep. Dina Titus criticizes ruling on rooftop solar
Friday, January 22, 2016
Rep. Dina Titus, who helped draft Nevada’s rules on rooftop solar as a state legislator in 1997, is joining Sen. Harry Reid and a chorus of solar advocates in publicly criticizing a recent decision by state regulators to ...
Cloudy forecast: Nevada solar rulings spur concerns about chilling effect on investment
Cloudy forecast: Nevada solar rulings spur concerns about chilling effect on investment
Friday, January 22, 2016
The hope of a thriving solar industry in Nevada is fading, as companies have scaled back in reaction to a recent ruling by utility regulators establishing new fees for ...
Regulators could revisit grandfathered solar rates for some customers
Regulators could revisit grandfathered solar rates for some customers
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
After weeks of pushback from solar advocates, the Public Utilities Commission will meet Monday to decide whether to grant additional testimony on one narrow but contentious ...
Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy
Rebates for LED lights, energy efficient equipment in jeopardy
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
NV Energy challenging utilities panel over program cuts
On the same day in December that the Public Utilities Commission voted to increase bills for solar customers, it dealt another blow to the state’s renewable energy efforts ...
Lawsuit filed over new rooftop solar utility rates
Lawsuit filed over new rooftop solar utility rates
Friday, January 15, 2016
Advocates of rooftop solar are opening a new front in their challenge of increased bills for NV Energy solar customers. Two law firms filed a class-action lawsuit in Clark County District Court this week. The suit, filed Tuesday, alleges ...
Another rooftop solar company announces layoffs
Another rooftop solar company announces layoffs
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Nevada-based Go Solar is laying off 17 employees in Las Vegas and reducing the hours of 10 workers, the rooftop solar company announced today. The cuts were prompted by ...