Another win for team solar! Georgia consumers and solar businesses won a big victory last week with the state’s major utility, Georgia Power, stripping a proposed solar fee from its current rate case.
This new charge would have amounted to a 45-55% tax on solar energy systems. Local industry leaders and consumers fought back against the discriminatory tax, pointing out that it props up the monopoly utility at the expense of market competition and individual property rights.We expect the Commission to finalize the win in a vote later this month.
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