Utility Fee On Solar Rejected

We Energies’ rate case approved by the public Service Commission (PSC) last December included a new fee (capacity demand charge) on customers who generate their own power with solar, biogas, and hydropower and feed that power into the utility grid,  This fee was rejected by Dane County Court on October 30, 2015 on the grounds that the PSC had insufficient evidence to support its decision.  An in depth study of the cost and benefits of solar was not done.  According to Renew Wisconsin, the additional $3.79 per kilowatt fee would have resulted in a 27 percent reduction in energy bill savings on a typical home 5 kilowatt system.  The Alliance for Solar Choice and Renew Wisconsin filed the appeal on this one aspect.  All other PSC rulings are unchanged.  For more information see JS