The Mississippi Public Service Fee (PSC) voted to undertake its up to date Web Metering and Interconnection Guidelines this week. The brand new guidelines increase the state’s web metering program by elevating the participation cap for rooftop photo voltaic and prioritizing photo voltaic adoption for low-to-moderate earnings (LMI) prospects, amongst different steps.
Regardless of no change within the credit score fee for rooftop photo voltaic prospects, the Photo voltaic Power Industries Affiliation (SEIA) provides a thumbs as much as the Fee for its modern strategy and for adopting a number of of SEIA’s solutions to increase the cost-saving advantages.
“LMI prospects will obtain further compensation for his or her photo voltaic era, and the foundations now cowl households which are as much as 250% above the federal poverty line,” says Will Giese, Southeast regional director for SEIA. “This new rule will apply to virtually half 1,000,000 houses and over 1.2 million folks in Mississippi. Different states ought to pay attention to Mississippi’s strategy to making sure photo voltaic is accessible for LMI prospects.”
Solely 547 houses have put in photo voltaic in Mississippi, the fourth fewest of any state within the nation. These guidelines have the potential to considerably increase rooftop photo voltaic adoption and guarantee it matches into the funds of households no matter earnings stage.
“This market enlargement will convey high quality jobs, funding, and financial growth to communities throughout the state, and hopefully open the door for added coverage motion to construct a extra strong native photo voltaic and storage market,” Giese says. “We admire the fee’s thoughtfulness and consideration of all stakeholder enter. Mississippi now has the potential to be a regional clear power chief due to their work.”
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