PUC Decision Prompts SolarCity to Stop Nevada Sales, Installations

 PUC Decision Prompts SolarCity to Stop Nevada Sales, Installations

SolarCity, the nation’s largest installer of solar panels, says it will cease operations in Nevada after the state’s Public Utilities Commission passed new rules Dec. 22 reducing the credits customers receive for producing solar electricity and increasing the flat rate for solar installation owners.

The new rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, are retroactive for the state’s 21,000 solar customers.

SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive called the PUC’s plan “unethical, unprecedented and possibly unlawful,” according to Fortune.  Furthermore, Rive said, the decision will “damage the state’s economy and jeopardize thousands of jobs.”

Nevada utility NV Energy was supportive of the plan, saying solar customers don’t contribute their fair share to maintain the grid.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...