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Emerging Shadows in National Solar Policy? Nevada's Net Metering Transition in Context

27 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016 Last revised: 21 Sep 2017

Lincoln L. Davies

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Sanya Carley

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Date Written: November 25, 2016

Abstract

Nevada recently overhauled its net energy metering policy, and instituted a new net billing program in its place. Nevada’s decision received significant attention across the nation, and raised the question whether other states will follow suit. This article reviews the process and decisions in Nevada that led to these policy changes, and puts Nevada’s experience in the context of national solar industry and net metering policy trends. Observing that pressure to change net metering policies is likely to increase across the U.S., the article concludes with insights that other states can glean from Nevada’s experience.

Keywords: Solar, net metering, net billing, NEM 2.0, photovoltaics, PV, renewable energy, feed-in tariff

JEL Classification: K2, K23, K32, L78, N7, N72, P16, Q3, Q30, Q38, Q4, Q41, Q42, Q43, Q48

Suggested Citation

Davies, Lincoln L. and Carley, Sanya, Emerging Shadows in National Solar Policy? Nevada's Net Metering Transition in Context (November 25, 2016). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 191; The Electricity Journal, Vol. 30, pp. 33-42 (Jan.-Feb. 2017) ; University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 191; Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2875878

Lincoln Davies (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.utah.edu

Sanya Carley

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs ( email )

1315 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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