NV Energy & TASC Reach Net Metering Compromise

Joanna Schroeder

Nevada-operating utility company NV Energy has reached a net metering agreement after working with The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC). The state is one of several currently attempting to alter favorable net metering policies as rooftop solar energy grows in popularity.

The Alliance for Solar Choice logoAmendment to SB 374 would:

  • Define the existing 3% net metering cap to be 235 megawatts. This 235 megawatts will be the maximum amount of net metering permitted under the current net metering rules until December 31, 2015.
  • Require the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to design a future net metering tariff, with wide latitude for the Commission to structure that tariff.
  • Require the Commission to finalize the new tariff by December 31, 2015. Should the Commission not meet this deadline, the existing net metering tariff will remain in place until the Commission finalizes the new tariff.

TASC and NV Energy thanked several policymakers and organizations for their support during the negotiation process including: The Governor’s Office; State Senator Patricia Farley; State Senator James Settelmeyer; State Senator Kelvin Atkinson; the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada; the Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection; and Rose McKinney-James, representing Bombard Electric, LLC.

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Solar