Illinois rule adjustments will simplify photo voltaic + storage interconnection
The Illinois Commerce Fee lately revised the state’s guidelines concerning how photo voltaic and different DERs hook up with the distribution grid. The adjustments will cut back the time and price to interconnect and make it simpler to make use of power storage to steadiness intermittent sources.
New Jersey grants will assist 46 communities make clear power plans
Trenton, New Jersey
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities authorized grants for 46 municipalities to create neighborhood power plans to assist the state attain its aim of 100% clear power by 2050. This system encourages communities to prioritize renewable power and equitable entry.
Photo voltaic execs foyer Congress for ITC extension, home manufacturing credit
SEIA board members went on a lobbying journey to Congress to ask leaders to move crucial clear power insurance policies in price range reconciliation laws. The executives centered on the necessity for a long-term extension of the ITC in addition to home photo voltaic manufacturing credit.
Advocates say photo voltaic trade will take a success from Supreme Court docket EPA determination
On June 30, the Supreme Court docket issued a choice in West Virginia v. Environmental Safety Company (EPA) that can constrain the EPA’s skill to control greenhouse fuel emissions from energy vegetation. Photo voltaic advocates mentioned it will gradual deployment, however underscored the significance of prioritizing state-level advocacy for renewable development.
FERC proposes utility interconnection deadlines, penalties for noncompliance
The Federal Power Regulatory Fee clear interconnection backlogs meant to clear interconnection backlogs and velocity clear power deployment, together with utility deadlines and penalties for noncompliance. SEIA mentioned the proposed guidelines intently comply with suggestions the group and its companions submitted in February.
Governor indicators Rhode Island 100% renewables invoice
Windfall, Rhode Island
Gov. Daniel McKee signed into legislation probably the most formidable renewable transition invoice within the nation, setting a goal for Rhode Island to succeed in 100% renewable power by 2033. The transition time is designed to permit for the mandatory growth of capability.
Photo voltaic internet metering on monitor to finish in Indiana
After a 2017 invoice set the stage for the change, new photo voltaic prospects in Indiana beginning July 2022 won’t be receiving 1:1 net-metering credit for his or her photo voltaic installations. The state’s investor-owned utilities will as a substitute be utilizing an “Extra Distributed Technology” coverage that advocates say credit new photo voltaic prospects at a decrease fee for the additional electrical energy they generate.
California Power Fee to offer grants to cities, counties that undertake SolarAPP+
The California Power Fee is beginning a significant push to encourage cities and counties to undertake the Dept. of Power’s SolarAPP+ automated photo voltaic allowing software program. To assist with administrative prices within the transition, the CEC is providing most grants of $40,000 to $100,000.
New interconnection ruling in California ought to join photo voltaic to grid faster
The California Public Utilities Fee lately decided that can simplify interconnection for distributed sources like photo voltaic and storage. The state will improve transparency and permit builders to establish preferable places for initiatives by sharing internet hosting capability knowledge.
NC Supreme Court docket guidelines that HOAs can’t deny owners from putting in photo voltaic
Raleigh, North Carolina
The Supreme Court docket of North Carolina issued an order in a case between a house owner and home-owner’s affiliation (HOA) that affirmed the state legislation defending the proper to put in rooftop photo voltaic. The court docket held that HOA provisions granting broad discretionary authority to architectural assessment committees can’t be used to ban photo voltaic panels.
Vermont utility fee barely adjusts photo voltaic net-metering charges
The Vermont Public Utility Fee issued its bi-yearly net-metering replace that can improve compensation for many present net-metered methods, however barely lower compensation for purposes on or after Sept. 1. The fee mentioned the adjustments will higher average the tempo of latest net-metering growth.