Montana’s High Court Rules Utility Cannot Discriminate Against Solar Energy

Court’s decision reopens door to independent solar projects in the state Helena, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court today rejected NorthWestern Energy’s attempts to shut out competition from local or customer-owned solar projects that would help meet Montana’s electricity needs. Both Montana and federal law prohibit discrimination against independently owned clean energy projects. NorthWestern Energy ...


Duke Energy Agrees to Convene a “Climate Risk & Resilience Working Group”

Settlement agreement with Vote Solar will help integrate climate risk into grid planning Raleigh, NC -- In settlement agreements released yesterday by Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Carolinas and the solar advocacy group Vote Solar, Duke agreed to convene a Working Group to study the impact of climate change on its physical infrastructure investments in ...


Vote Solar proposes re-opening net metering for Utahns

Study finds Utah Solar Customers Provide over 15x Value Proposed by Rocky Mountain Power Salt Lake City, UT -- The value of excess energy that solar customers send back to the grid in Rocky Mountain Power’s Utah service territory is $0.24/kWh, finds a new study by Vote Solar. Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) has proposed a ...