CALSEIA Weekly Policy Review – February 23, 2015
We are hearing that it will still be a couple more weeks before we see the beta version of the “NEM Public Tool” that will evaluate different proposals for NEM 2.0. It was originally scheduled to be released in January, but it has been delayed due largely to the challenge of creating a useful model that is user friendly. Defending net metering is the biggest regulatory issue for CALSEIA this year, and the technical side will kick into action when the draft model is released.
We continue to have discussions with CPUC staff and with member companies about interconnection challenges. The utilities are clearly waging a deliberate campaign against meter aggregation by making interconnection painful and expensive. We are collecting documented cases where this is happening with the expectation of filing a complaint.
We filed a statement in the community solar proceeding last week recommending that certain issues be taken up in the next phase of the proceeding. We are pushing for a fairly significant overhaul, including revisiting the compensation structure for the credit that customers receive for their share of a community project. The Commission may be inclined to stick close to the structure they recently created, but we will push to broaden the scope of issues to be considered.
For information on other regulatory issues CALSEIA is involved in, see our Quarterly Regulatory Update or email firstname.lastname@example.org.