CPUC Extends Comment Period to Friday on Net-Energy Metering Transition: Law Impacts Public Agencies With Renewable Energy Projects That Net-Energy Meter

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted a one-week extension until December 13 for interested parties to submit comments on establishing a transition period under the newly signed Assembly Bill 327 (AB 327). Comments were originally due last Friday but the CPUC last week granted an extension upon petition by Vote Solar.

AB 327 charged the CPUC with developing the transition period for existing net-energy metered (NEM) customers. For existing NEM customers such as schools, cities, special districts and other customers with renewable energy projects, the scope and terms of this transition period will affect their NEM contracts with the utilities and may affect the economic viability of their NEM systems. More information regarding AB 327 is available here.

Parties who wish to provide analysis, data or other materials supporting their positions, such as spreadsheets or other data with payback calculation information, must provide that support and analysis at the same time as their reply comments, now due on December 23. The NEM public agency coalition (NEM-PAC) formed by Best Best & Krieger LLP will be submitting information related to the expected payback periods and other supporting materials on behalf of its NEM-PAC clients.