California utilities near cap for net energy metering

Issue Date: May 11, 2016
By Christine Souza

The existing framework for California's net energy metering program, which allows farmers and agricultural businesses to offset energy use by producing power such as solar, is slated to end when the capacity of net-metered generation exceeds 5 percent of a utility's electricity demand or July 1, 2017—whichever comes first. And the 5 percent limit appears to be coming first for two of the state's investor-owned utilities.

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