The Washington Post has turned the national spotlight on net metering with an article exploring the perspectives of both utilities and rooftop-solar advocates. The piece discusses how utilities in California and Virginia are dealing with net metering and highlights the fairness issue at the heart of the controversy:
“Utility officials contend that their solar customers enjoy the benefits of that [transmission and distribution] network, whenever they need it. But they pay less to build and maintain it, shifting costs onto other ratepayers.”
Read the full article, “Utilities and solar advocates square off over the future,” which appeared on June 9.