Conservative heavyweights have solar ...

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

There are 4 comments on the HeraldNet story from Apr 20, 2014, titled Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights. In it, HeraldNet reports that:

The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Apr 20, 2014
"“If you are using the grid and benefiting from the grid, you should pay for it,” said David Owens, executive vice president of the Edison Electric Institute, the advocacy arm for the industry.“If you don’t, other customers have to absorb those costs.”"

Is this not what the utilities themselves are doing? Using the grid and benefiting from the grid? When solar power is sent back into the grid, does not the utility NOT have to start a peaker plant somewhere to get more power during peak usage hours? Do they not get the extra generated power through the SAME infrastructure that they send power to ratepayers on? David Owens lies for his master. The industry doesn't HAVE to charge non solar PV homeowners more. The electric utility industry could share the "avoided" costs to add electricity storage to the grid or give it back to the ratepayers without solar. Yeah, right, that's gonna happen!! It's still much easier for the industry to point fingers at solar PV users and blame them for increased rates. the industry has been doing this for years. Asking for ratepayers to "conserve" and when they comply, the utility raises rates because they aren't selling enough KWh to make ends meet. All the while reaping the benefits of avoided costs.
Alison Young

Ahmedabad, India

#2 Jun 18, 2014
At the nub of the dispute are two policies found in dozens of states. One requires utilities to get a certain share of power from renewable sources.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#3 Jun 22, 2014
Solarman wrote:
"“If you are using the grid and benefiting from the grid, you should pay for it,” said David Owens, executive vice president of the Edison Electric Institute, the advocacy arm for the industry.“If you don’t, other customers have to absorb those costs.”"
Is this not what the utilities themselves are doing? Using the grid and benefiting from the grid? When solar power is sent back into the grid, does not the utility NOT have to start a peaker plant somewhere to get more power during peak usage hours? Do they not get the extra generated power through the SAME infrastructure that they send power to ratepayers on? David Owens lies for his master. The industry doesn't HAVE to charge non solar PV homeowners more. The electric utility industry could share the "avoided" costs to add electricity storage to the grid or give it back to the ratepayers without solar. Yeah, right, that's gonna happen!! It's still much easier for the industry to point fingers at solar PV users and blame them for increased rates. the industry has been doing this for years. Asking for ratepayers to "conserve" and when they comply, the utility raises rates because they aren't selling enough KWh to make ends meet. All the while reaping the benefits of avoided costs.
All lies.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#4 Jun 22, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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All lies.
No, uninformed one, the crap you trowel out is lies. You're playing in the freeway junior and are about to get run over by the truth.

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