Our April Statewide call focuses on an issue fundamental to the future of local clean energy – how are small rooftop generators to be compensated for the kWh they export to the grid?
We’ll start with short presentations by two Alliance members deep in the struggle to expand the benefits of community-based solar to low-income and poor communities. Allie Detrio, Chief Strategist of Reimagine Power and Dave Rosenfeld, Executive Director of the Solar Rights Alliance and leader of the SaveCaliforniaSolar campaign will offer their thoughts on the IOUs’ “cost shift” argument, with two core questions: first, whether the benefits of rooftop solar are real or only shifted costs, and second, to what extent does the increasing use of rooftop solar shift costs to low-income non-solar users and others who are the least able to bear such a burden?
Bottom line: Is the “cost shift” real or a product of IOU creative accounting? How do advocates for extending the benefits of decentralized local clean energy to all customers defend against this specious IOU narrative? The Alliance’s monthly statewide calls are for Alliance members only. To participate, apply to join here.