California PUC Initiates New NEM Proceeding
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued an order establishing a new proceeding (Docket No. R1407002) to address the net energy metering (NEM) successor tariff and other ongoing NEM-related issues. The activities related to the NEM successor tariff will include the development of guiding principles, program elements and specific features of the eventual tariff, a “Public Tool” for estimating costs and benefits under different scenarios, and NEM contract or tariff options and associated analysis in the context of A.B. 327. Other issues that might be covered in the rulemaking include virtual NEM, multi-family housing applications, meter aggregation, and tariffs for biogas and fuel-cell generators.