Net metering is dead. Long live net metering; Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department, calls Arizona the ‘Concord and Lexington’ of net metering conflicts

The must-see panel of Intersolar North America (if you could only see one) discussed the most pressing issue in distributed solar today: What’s happening with net metering – and where does the industry go from here? By Frank Andorka and Christian Roselund | PV Magazine At 9 am on Tuesday morning, one of the most important issues in the industry was …

No TEP-id response to proposed Arizona solar rate changes; Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich speaks opposition to changes

By Frank Andorka | pv magazine A packed house at the Arizona Corporation Commission indicated intense public interest in proposed rate changes that critics say punish solar customers but which Tucson Electric Power says are necessary so they can invest more in solar. Arizona Corporation CommissionThe hearing room at the Arizona Corporation Commission’s meeting to discuss Tucson Electric Power’s latest …

For now, Corp Comm puts brakes on big changes for solar customers

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Corporation Commission today approved a small fee on solar customers in a much-watched rate case, shutting down a request from a utility for big changes to solar rate design and net metering. UniSource Energy Services wanted all of its residential customers to move onto three-part rates, which include a basic service fee, …

Should regulated utilities be allowed to own and rate-base residential solar? Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich debates issue at the Solar Summit in Phoenix

The Solar Summit in Phoenix hosted a debate on the following motion: “Regulated utilities should be allowed to own and rate-base residential solar.” Lon Huber, a former advisor at Arizona’s ratepayer advocate and current director of Strategen Consulting’s government and utility program, argued in favor of the motion. Court Rich, a senior partner at the Rose Law Group, argued against …

Arizona regulatory staff rejects APS bid to own rooftop solar; Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich featured

By Gavin Bade | Dive Brief The Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) staff has recommended that its commissioners reject a controversial proposal from Arizona Public Service to install and own rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar systems on 3,000 homes, saying the plans are too costly, according to SNL Energy. The ACC staff concluded that APS had not reasonably shown that it needs …