Court Challenge to the PSC on New Solar Fees

A lawsuit challenging the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) December 2014 decision to impose new fees on We energies customers that generate their own solar energy was filed January 22, 2015. The utility framed the solar charge to the PSC as a fairness issue contending that nonsolar customers subsidize customers with solar installations. The appeal challenges the lack of supporting evidence for that claim and thus, for the new charges and for discrimination against solar and low usage customers. RENEW Wisconsin, a nonprofit renewable energy advocacy and education organization based in Madison, and The Alliance for Solar Choice – a national rooftop solar advocacy group founded by large rooftop solar companies, filed the appeal in Dane County Circuit Court. To read more JS; to hear both sides, listen to a UW-Extension webinar, for background articles read here and here.