CPUC delays action on controversial rooftop solar rate change

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Excerpt from East County Magazine
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“The proposed changes would make it more expensive for people who want to go green by adding solar to the roofs of their homes and businesses. In fact, it is estimated that the new rules would cost a typical, solar rooftop-owning customer in the SDG&E service area just under $1,300 a year in new fees and higher rates,” Supervisor Joel Anderson, who represents many East County communities, wrote in an e-mail to constituents.

Anderson, a Republican, launched a petition that quickly gained 1,700 signatures opposing the CPUC proposal, which he calls a “bait and switch to people who invested in solar panels” that would discourage people from installing solar.