For the last call of 2021, we focus on the Net Energy Metering (NEM) proceeding and the relative silence of Community Choice programs. The CPUC’s expected Proposed Decision (PD) on changes in the NEM program is expected December 12.
Despite NEM’s vital role in building local energy resilience, whether via rooftop solar, energy efficiency or battery storage, Community Choice entities have been slow to support maintaining a strong NEM program going forward.
This call will feature advocates working to build support for NEM within their local Community Choice boards: what has been tried, what has worked, and what remains to be done. Their experience and advice will help shape an all-out push to gain the support of Community Choice agencies, and their member cities, in the short window before the next version of NEM is finalized.