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NV Energy, SolarCity, Sunrun, Other Solar Installers Request Extension for Nevadans to Qualify for Grandfathered Net Metering Rates

Mar 21, 2017
4:08 PM

Today NV Energy, SolarCity, Sunrun and other solar installers announced they had mutually agreed to request that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) allow eligible customers additional time to opt-in to grandfathered net metering rules and rates. If approved as filed, the new deadline for eligible customers to request grandfathered net metering rates will be July 1, 2017. NV Energy, SolarCity, Sunrun and other solar installers see this as an opportunity to meet the interests of customers, while simultaneously advancing residential solar generation in Nevada.

On September 16, 2016, the PUCN approved a request negotiated by NV Energy, SolarCity, the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Commission Staff to allow customers who had installed a residential solar system, or had an active and approved application pending prior to December 31, 2015, to remain on the previously approved net metering rates for 20 years.

The more than 23,000 customers who already had an installed system were automatically grandfathered in to net metering rates in December 2016. The remaining nearly 8,000 customers were required to opt-in to the grandfathered rates by notifying NV Energy by February 28, 2017, stating that they would be moving forward with the installation of a residential rooftop solar system. As of that deadline, less than 30 percent of these customers had opted into the grandfathered rates. The parties are optimistic that with additional time, more eligible customers will elect to opt into the program at grandfathered rates.

Today’s filing outlines customer education and outreach measures that both NV Energy and rooftop solar providers will use. All parties plan to help ensure eligible customers are aware of the opportunity to choose to opt-in to the grandfathered net metering rules and rates and pursue the completion of a residential rooftop solar system.

An expedited decision by the PUCN on this filing has been requested.

NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 40 million tourists annually. NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.com.

Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN) is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States with a mission to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry in providing clean energy to homeowners with little to no upfront cost and at a savings to traditional electricity. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.
 

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For further information: Jennifer Schuricht, NV Energy 702-402-5241, jschuricht@nvenergy.com
or: Lauren Randall, Sunrun 781-608-1485, lauren.randall@sunrunhome.com
or: Kady Cooper, SolarCity 415-706-9778, Kcooper1@solarcity.com