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NGOs suing California PUC, utilities over net metering update could face ‘fairly steep’ challenge: attorney

May 9, 2023

In December, the CPUC issued a decision updating the state’s net energy metering tariff, implementing an export compensation rate that is tied to the value of behind-the-meter generation on the grid. The agency estimated that the new framework would save the average residential customer who is installing solar $100 on monthly electricity bills. The solar industry criticized the decision, which the California Solar & Storage Association, or CALSSA, said would slash by 75% the value of solar energy exported to the grid.

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