A month after the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) announced new rules for net metering, the state’s largest utility has proposed grandfathering existing solar customers under the previous rules.
NV Energy plans to submit its proposal Feb. 1, recommending rooftop solar customers who installed systems prior to PUCN’s December order be allowed to continue receiving the old net metering reimbursement rates for a transition period up to 20 years.
“This grandfathering proposal is being offered in recognition of NV Energy’s desire to treat all customers, including those who had previously made a decision to install rooftop solar, fairly,” said Paul Caudill, NV Energy president and chief executive officer.
NV Energy’s proposal will also recommend customers who submitted valid applications prior to PUCN’s December order be offered the same opportunity.
Following the announcement of PUCN’s new net metering rules, SolarCity said it would cease all solar panel sales and installations in Nevada because the decision punished solar customers.