D.C. is very close to making solar available to all, but we need your voice.
Years of hard work went into passing community solar legislation. Though the bill was passed in October 2013, the Public Service Commission (PSC) took over a year to issue regulation that specified how the law would be implemented. And they got the rules wrong!
When councilmembers passed the community solar bill, their intent was to expand solar access to all residents regardless of where they live, or how much money they make.
Unfortunately, the PSC’s rulemaking creates a second class of solar citizens.
They ruled that District residents who use community net metering to gain access to solar won’t be refunded for the full value of their solar production.
MDV-SEIA estimates that the District will miss out on $40 Million invested in 15 MW of solar and over 500 jobs if the Council doesn’t pass emergency legislation!
Now we need to fight to make community solar the opportunity for everyone it was intended to be. We need emergency legislation from the D.C. Council that clarifies that community solar gets the same full net metering benefits as non-community solar.
The D.C. Council is considering a bill to fix this problem. We need your voice!
The the Council is holding a hearing for the bill on:
Friday, October 30, 2015, 10:00 A.M.
John A. Wilson Building, Room 412
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.