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Going solar Californians? Pay the power company for the privilege
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 35754137:MV8yOTMyODk5XzUxNzcwODkyX0E2OEU5RjE0] utility companies are getting real crafty with the law makers of the Law, I now have to pay $1.30 more a month, just because CenturyLink phone, was told by the local government to move off the land, now I must paid this increase to help them move into another building in town.... It's total bullshit, but local law makers voted this law of a shithead increase for them, to cover their move what a crock, no one ever paid for me to move... btw, I asked about the phone moving increase, whether if it would be forever, well I got no answer from centurylink back, they said it's law and I guess the only course is to look for another carrier if I don't like it. now a days: The Business of Government is to look out for Big Business and their well being and profit line. [/quote]
Southern California Edison, which supplies most of Orange County’s electricity, wants to levy a fee on future residential solar users, ostensibly to pay for maintaining the grid.
The monthly fee, condemned by the solar industry and environmentalists and likely to be controversial with solar customers, was described in a proposal Edison submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission earlier this month. It would charge customers who install solar panels on their roofs in coming years $3 per kilowatt of capacity. That means a homeowner with a 5 kilowatt roof solar system – an average size – would pay a fee of $15 per month to Edison just for having the system.
Edison also suggested paying future solar customers less for the electricity they generate, don’t use and end up selling back to the grid.
Edison says the per-kilowatt fee, or one like it, is necessary to pay for the cost of maintaining the power grid.
link to www.ocregister.com
What a sweet deal eh?
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