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Going solar Californians? Pay the power company for the privilege
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[quote:Shiva ascendant:MV8yOTMyODk5XzUxNzcxMzc2XzhCODlGRTA3] [quote:Anonymous Coward 1550123:MV8yOTMyODk5XzUxNzcxMzUyX0JFRDI1ODlD] [quote:Anonymous Coward 37449803:MV8yOTMyODk5XzUxNzY1MzExX0YxQjU3MkM1] how does this make sense, this should be illegal, fuck them and their monopoly. [/quote] [b]When enough people start using less water, the water company ups the fee for water. The more we save in electricity, water etc the more we get charged because these companies are losing money.[/b] It is all about money and not about the environment. This is what happens when we have a world that runs on money. No wonder the environment is in trouble. [/quote] Somebody's been paying attention. :cool2: Use less gasoline they raise highway taxes one way or another even though in Calis case that $$$ doesn't get spent on roads. [/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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