Almost a year after its首先提出的NEM 3.0决定加州公共事业委员会（CPUC）使该州的太阳能行业陷入了狂热发布新版本. Today’s proposal includes a shift to net billing and a glide path to transition slowly to the new plan, and, notably, gets rid of the solar taxes present in the original decision.
The CPUC’s initial proposed decision in 2021 included a switch from net metering to net billing, allowing the dollar value of credits to be set at a different level than the energy’s import price; a Grid Participation Charge for solar customers and a long-term Market Transition Credit to encourage storage paired with solar systems. Wood Mackenzie预料到的the initial proposal would cut California’s residential solar market in half by 2024.
2022 NEM 3.0 proposal
五年的滑行路径的形式是避免的成本计算器加法器，在加利福尼亚的公用事业之间有所不同。从互连日期起，“ ACC Plus”加法器将在客户九年内保持恒定。加法器每年将减少20％，直到达到零。
The NEM 2.0 Sunset Period begins with adoption of this decision, which is expected to happen in December. Customers submitting a completed interconnection application prior to the end of the Sunset Period will be considered applicable for the current NEM 2.0 tariff. According to the decision text, the commission will implement the NEM 2.0 tariff sunset marking the end of the Sunset Period no later than 120 days after the adoption of this decision, at which time no additional customers will be permitted to take service under the NEM 2.0 tariff.
NEM 1.0 and 2.0 customers will remain under their programs unchanged.
加利福尼亚太阳能储存协会（CALSSA）此前表示，它将根据是否施加任何歧视性太阳能税来评估新提出的决定，影响中层和工人阶级家庭太阳能经济学，阻止该州的清洁能源目标等。The group issued a response on Thursday saying that even though it doesn’t include any “solar taxes,” more adjustments should be made to the decision, as it would make solar less affordable by reducing the credit consumers receive for contributing their excess solar energy back to the power grid, known as export rates.
“The solar industry and clean energy supporters are still reviewing the CPUC’s proposed decision, but based on an initial analysis, it would cut the average export rate in California from $0.30 per kilowatt to $0.08 per kilowatt and make those cuts effective in April 2023, resulting in a 75% reduction in value of exports,” CALSSA said in a release.
“The CPUC’s new proposed decision would really hurt. It needs more work or it will replace the solar tax with a steep solar decline. An immediate 75% reduction of net energy metering credits does not support a growing solar market in California,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of CALSSA, in an emailed statement.