Following several months of debate among ratepayer advocates, utilities and solar industry groups, California’s Assembly Bill 327 ("AB 327") passed the California Assembly this week and now awaits Governor Brown’s signature.

This bill would effect policy reform in three major areas:

  1. The tiered rate structure for residential customers, generally, and the fixed charges assessed to customers of the California Alternate Rates for Energy ("CARE") program, in particular;
  2. Time-of-use pricing for residential customers; and
  3. The net metering programs for the three largest investor-owned utilities: Pacific Gas & Electric ("PG&E"), Southern California Edison ("SCE"), and San Diego Gas & Electric ("SDG&E").

Today we issued an alert that focuses on those provisions of AB 327 that would impact the net metering programs for PG&E, SCE and SDG&E.

Click here to read the alert.