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Net Energy Metering News

Hello and welcome to our NEM news page!  Here you can find all of our blog posts and related links from Idaho Power’s campaign against rooftop solar.

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Solar Advocates Respond to Commission Ruling

While the Alliance and many solar advocates voiced disappointment with yesterday’s ruling allowing Idaho Power to create a new customer class, there is still strong consumer interest in affordable solar in Idaho. “The Idaho Public Utilities Commission clearly didn’t listen to the hundreds of people who testified in support of solar…[more]

The Snake River Alliance’s Solarize the Valley program moved rooftop solar forward in Idaho. So far, 109 families across southwest Idaho installed solar panels through our program and added 763 kW to Idaho’s solar capacity. These families are just like any other Idaho Power customers…[more]

Boise hearing : Thursday, March 1st at 7 pm, at the IPUC Hearing Room, 472 W. Washington St.  Pocatello hearing: Monday, March 5th, at 7 pm at City Council Chambers, 911 N 7th Ave…[more]

Today, the Snake River Alliance and the Northwest Energy Coalition filed testimony against Idaho Power’s proposal to change our solar net metering program. The Alliance’s technical witness in front of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission is Amanda Levin, Energy and Climate Analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council, based out of Chicago…[more]

Boise, — One hundred and nine families in southern Idaho have installed rooftop solar panels in the last 18 months through the Solarize the Valley program. This is one sign that interest in solar energy is growing…[more]

The Snake River Alliance is starting NEM NEWS — a periodic online newsletter for people concerned about the future of Net Energy Metering in Idaho. This is the first email to go out to the NEM NEWS list. We hope you will send us information to share, and use these short updates and take action to protect…[more]

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission Staff, Idaho Power and all intervening parties (including the Snake River Alliance) have agreed to a hearing schedule on Idaho Power’s requested changes to the net metering program. This agreement will be submitted to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for its review and approval. The agreed-upon schedule sets a technical hearing date in March…[more]

“Net Metering” helps keep rooftop solar affordable. Idaho has strong rules allowing customers to go solar without installing batteries or more expensive “off grid” systems. Net metering customers…[more]

The Snake River Alliance took action today to protect the future of rooftop solar in Idaho. The Alliance intervened in an Idaho Power request to change the net metering program for people who…[more]