By Jeremy Pearl
Our local solar industry in California and the 3CE region is being aggressively challenged by the Investor Owned Utilities (IOU’s – PG&E, SCE, SDG&E) and our very own Central Coast Community Energy (3CE).
We need your help in raising awareness and working to save Net Energy Metering (NEM) and preserve the local solar industry.
Recently, the IOUs and 3CE have proposed drastic changes to NEM that would significantly impact the financial reliability and Return On Investment (ROI) for adding solar and storage to any home or business. As a result, the solar community is unifying to speak out and get involved to maintain NEM and stability in local, customer owned solar and storage.
There are 2 issues we need your help with, at both the State and Local Level.
The utilities proposal would be devastating to local, customer owned solar and storage. The current proposal and arguments being decided by the CPUC is critical to NEM’s future and all the solar community in California is uniting and following CalSSA’s lead.
Proposed Changes to Solar NEM: Decision = The CPUC (credit to CALSSA for the summary below):
3CE, our local energy provider, is also proposing additional rate changes that negatively impact solar and storage customers while the IOU’s are negotiating their NEM changes with the CPUC. The 3CE Solar Community is mobilizing to try and preserve the current solar rates. There will be a vote by the Policy Committee in June 2021 and, if approved, the changes will be implemented January 1, 2022.
3CE Proposed Changes to Solar Billing: Decision = 3CE Policy Board (made up of local representatives):
Thank you in advance for your support and consideration,
The Team at Sandbar Solar & Electric
Jeremy has worked in the solar industry since 2006. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies. Jeremy has spent most of his solar career in residential sales and Sales Management in both California and Hawaii. He was raised in Santa Cruz County and is passionate about helping local residents make the switch to clean and reliable renewable energy. Jeremy lives on the Westside with his wife and two boys and enjoys music, photography and hiking in his personal time.
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