PUCO net-metering hearing will allow opposing sides to voice concerns

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) “will hold a highly unusual hearing on Jan. 10,” with all commissioners present to hear concerns from clean-energy advocates and utility companies about recent changes to net metering rules in Ohio (see our December 7, 2017 blog post), The Columbus Dispatch reports. “Environmental advocates and renewable-energy businesses had strong objections to a provision that reduces the amount of credit a resident can receive for any excess energy” generated, according to the article. Utility companies “had concerns that the ruling would allow home-based systems that are larger than is reasonable for a household or business.” The Sunbury News reports that the oral arguments “are scheduled for Jan. 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the PUCO Offices, Hearing Room 11-B, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus,” and will also be webcast live on the PUCO website. For more, read the full Columbus Dispatch and Sunbury News articles. 

Environmental, Renewable Energy