The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has opened a docket and issued a memo on January 27, requesting comments on the process and methodology for establishing the costs and benefits of distributed generation (DG), including net metering systems. A number of DG costs and benefits were identified in an Arizona Public Service Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions docket that concluded late last year.
Arizona Commission Opens Benefit/Cost docket for DG
Arizona Commission Approves Net Metering Fee
The Arizona Corporation Commission modified the state’s net metering plan in a move that will costs solar customers a little money every month, but not nearly as much as Arizona Public Service Co. wanted. Commissioners voted 3-2 to charge solar customers 70 cents per kilowatt of installed solar on their homes every month to help defray some costs non-solar customers. That means a house with a 5-kilowatt system would pay $3.50 per month on their bill.