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Solar Industry Reacts to Indefinite Delay of California Net Metering Decision

Thursday, Feb 03 2022

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SACRAMENTO and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the California Public Utilities Commission decided to indefinitely delay its decision on net metering changes in California. 

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the delay:

“The proposed decision never made sense for a host of reasons. It would have compromised the reliability of California’s electricity delivery system, harmed California’s effort to tackle climate change and cut jobs and economic opportunities for all Californians. The increased costs and loss of demand for solar also would have made solar less accessible to moderate- and low-income families. We look forward to continuing to work with the California Public Utilities Commission as it considers any changes to net metering.”

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About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Jen Bristol, SEIA's Director of Communications, jbristol@seia.org (202) 556-2886

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