NOTE Change of Date — This call is a week earlier than usual, due to the CPUC Voting Meeting January 27. MANY solar and community energy activists expect to be on hold for multiple hours to make comment on the CPUC’s egregious –and likely — Decision in the Net Energy Metering case.
“The Proposed Decision in the Net Energy Metering proceeding of the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) represents an abdication by the CPUC of its regulatory responsibility to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to the people of California.”
“Instead, by gutting the state’s historic rooftop solar program, the decision reinforces the grip of the state’s monopoly investor-owned utilities (IOUs) on California’s electricity system.”
So begins the most recent draft position paper of the CA Alliance for Community Energy. The position paper ends by calling for a complete and immediate re-examination of the system that produced the climate- and social justice travesty embedded in this decision:
“The time has come to throw out the monopoly utility compact of over a hundred years ago, redefine the role and purpose of utilities in California to support community energy development, revamp the utility business model, and to create new regulatory institutions that serve the people of California.”
Join us for a lively discussion of this proposed Position paper, as well as the implications, actions and directions that might arise from this position.