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SolarCity seeks help from PUC on battery-grid interconnections in California

Posted by Industry News on Mar 21, 2014

AEE member company SolarCity has announced that it has put a halt on paying application fees for grid interconnections on behalf of solar-plus-battery customers with California’s three big investor-owned utilities – Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and San Diego Gas & Electric – citing a backlog and slowdown. Utilities say they are reluctant to grant net-metering rights when these customers could collect electricity in batteries and then feed it back into the grid. The company is seeking intervention by the state’s PUC to resolve the dispute. Read more here.