Nevada Legislature: Compromise between solar firms, NV Energy heads to governor

A bill that aims to resolve a fight between rapidly growing rooftop solar installation companies and NV Energy is headed to the governor.

SB374 cleared its final legislative hurdle Saturday when the Senate voted to concur with an Assembly amendment.

Rooftop solar companies had protested the state’s 3 percent cap on net metering, which allows people with solar installations at their homes to send excess energy back to the utility company for a bill credit.

NV Energy said net metering favors solar customers over traditional ones. Solar companies said the cap would eliminate thousands of jobs.

The compromise bill requires the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to set a tariff by the end of this year that solar customers would pay to even out the cost-shifting once a cap is reached.


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