Emerging Shadows in National Solar Policy? Nevada's Net Metering Transition in Context
The Electricity Journal, Vol. 30, pp. 33-42 (Jan.-Feb. 2017)
27 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016 Last revised: 21 Sep 2017
Date Written: November 25, 2016
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
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