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Take Action for Solar in Florida

A solar-powered, clean energy future means more jobs for the Sunshine State, more competitive energy options for consumers, and a healthier environment for Florida families. Florida voters overwhelmingly - 73% - voted YES on Amendment 4 - unlocking access to solar for more Florida families and businesses. Add your name to say thank you to ...

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Speak Up for Nevada Solar

Nevada has been a solar-coaster (and not the fun kind) over the last eight months. At Vote Solar we are still hard at work on multiple fronts to reverse the PUCN’s decision to hike rates on existing and future solar customers late last year. We’re part of a mighty new coalition: We are excited to ...

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Weir, Franti & Hagar #RockTheSun at the CPUC

The fight for solar power is getting some star-power today—music legends Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Michael Franti and Sammy Hagar are holding a free pop-up set in San Francisco to stand (er, sing) in solidarity with us, celebrate solar progress and urge leaders to keep California shining with a strong net metering decision ...

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Vermont and New Hampshire embrace Solar

Over the last year, the future of solar power has been at the center of debates moving forward on both sides of the Connecticut River – in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Stop Colorado's Utility Power Grab

Sign our petition below to tell Xcel Energy’s executives that customers like you won’t stand for anti-solar, anti-consumer shenanigans in the interest of protecting its monopoly business.


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Petition Text

Attn: David Eves, President and CEO, Public Service Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company
Dear Mr. Eves:

We, the undersigned, are Colorado electricity customers. We urge Xcel to immediately withdraw its proposal before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to penalize rooftop solar customers who deliver solar electricity to the grid.

Private investment in local solar power delivers numerous financial benefits to all of your customers, even those without solar on their roofs: savings on expensive and polluting conventional power; reduced investments in transmission and distribution infrastructure; reduced electricity lost during transportation over power lines; and savings on the cost of meeting future carbon regulation. Recent independent analysis found that these benefits of net metered power outweigh the costs, with a total net value of between $7 and $11 million per year in Xcel Energy’s Colorado territory.

Your proposal significantly undervalues rooftop solar power at the expense of your own customers. We urge Xcel to stop trying to stifle rooftop solar. Instead, it’s time to innovate your business model to make room for customer participation in our energy marketplace.

Please withdraw the net metering rollback plan in docket 13A-0836E at the PUC today.

Sincerely,

XX

Cc: Public Utilities Commission Chairman Joshua Epel, Commissioner Pamela Patton and Commissioner James Tarpey

State Campaigns & Activities | Vote Solar | Stop Xcel's Profit Grab in Colorado

Take Action

Paloma kids having fun

Take Action for Solar in Florida

A solar-powered, clean energy future means more jobs for the Sunshine State, more competitive energy options for consumers, and a healthier environment for Florida families. Florida voters overwhelmingly - 73% - voted YES on Amendment 4 - unlocking access to solar for more Florida families and businesses. Add your name to say thank you to ...

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Solar panels in Las Vegas

Speak Up for Nevada Solar

Nevada has been a solar-coaster (and not the fun kind) over the last eight months. At Vote Solar we are still hard at work on multiple fronts to reverse the PUCN’s decision to hike rates on existing and future solar customers late last year. We’re part of a mighty new coalition: We are excited to ...

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wier franti hagar

Weir, Franti & Hagar #RockTheSun at the CPUC

The fight for solar power is getting some star-power today—music legends Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Michael Franti and Sammy Hagar are holding a free pop-up set in San Francisco to stand (er, sing) in solidarity with us, celebrate solar progress and urge leaders to keep California shining with a strong net metering decision ...

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