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Update on SDG&E’s Special Charge for Solar Customers


Remember that special charge that SDG&E wanted to impose only on people that invested in solar? The one that would have made it much harder to go solar? (Here was our take and here was CCSE’s)

Many parties (including Vote Solar) intervened, arguing it was not only bad for solar and bad for San Diego, but also illegal. On January 18, CPUC Commissioner Ferron issued a ruling (pdf) agreeing that the proposed charge is inappropriate, and required SDG&E to refile their ratecase without it.

Big win. Special thanks to UCAN, and of course to Commissioner Ferron.

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