West Texas Solar Shines On with El Paso Settlement

EDF statement from John Hall, Associate Vice President, Clean Energy

December 14, 2017
Catherine Ittner, (512) 691-3458, cittner@edf.org

(TEXAS – December 14, 2017) The Public Utility Commission of Texas today approved a unanimous settlement on El Paso Electric Company’s rate structure. The electric utility agreed to eliminate proposed mandatory demand charges for all customers with rooftop solar systems, which would have caused unnecessary confusion and raised costs for most existing residential solar customers.

“This settlement helps keep costs down for El Paso solar customers, who should be able to produce their own clean, affordable electricity on-site without unnecessary fees. Utilities have a key role to play in accelerating Texas’ burgeoning clean energy economy by supporting the growth of cleaner, more efficient resources rather than fighting them.”

  • John Hall, Associate Vice President, Clean Energy

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