Net metering is a utility billing policy that enables customers who generate electricity from their own solar systems to receive a bill credit for any energy they export to the grid. This arrangement encourages residential and business customers to invest in solar power, reducing carbon emissions and providing substantial economic benefits to their neighbors and communities.
According to Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), “traditional net energy metering (NEM) is fundamentally a bill credit that represents the full retail value of distributed electricity delivered to the distribution system, and has been a critical policy for valuing and enabling distributed generation.”
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Rooftop solar is a key resource to meet Wisconsin’s decarbonization goals. Fair net metering policies advance rooftop solar solutions for working families. #SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
Solar Installer is one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States. Without fair net metering policies, thousands of working families will be at risk because of decreased solar adoption. #SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
The widespread adoption of rooftop solar supported by net metering benefits local economies and creates jobs. The installation, maintenance, and servicing of solar systems generate employment opportunities in the renewable energy sector, fostering economic growth and providing long-term benefits for Wisconsin businesses and communities. #SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
Net metering empowers individuals and businesses to take control of their energy production and consumption. This increased self-reliance gives individuals greater control over their energy costs, provides a hedge against rising electricity prices, and enhances energy security. #SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
Comment periods are now open at the Public Service Commission for two utility rate cases that would alter net metering policy. Fair net metering lowers financial barriers to rooftop solar and increases local jobs. Make your voice for clean, renewable energy heard, and submit your comments about why net metering is important to you. ☀️👷♀️#SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
Everyone should have access to the benefits of clean energy. Fair net metering lowers the financial barriers to rooftop solar. #SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
Net metering provides a predictable financial incentive for investing in rooftop solar, making it a viable investment for low to moderate-income households. #SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
Net metering encourages the adoption of renewable energy sources like rooftop solar, offering a myriad of environmental and health benefits to Wisconsin communities. #SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
Comment periods are now open at the Public Service Commission for two utility rate cases that would alter net metering policy.Make your voice for clean, renewable energy heard, and submit your comments about why net metering is important to you. ☀️👷♀️#SaveSolarWI bit.ly/NetMeteringWI
LETTER TO THE EDITOR TEMPLATES
Below is a letter to the editor (LTE) template and links to LTE submission pages. This templates is a starting point. We strongly encourage you to customize your letter to let Wisconsin know why net metering is important to you.
Wisconsin’s drive is proudly represented in our state’s motto, Forward. We have lived this motto for over 150 years and now have the opportunity to advance our state toward a clean energy economy. Expanding rooftop solar and net metering are key to advancing Wisconsin’s energy transition.
Net metering enables customers who generate electricity from their solar systems to receive a credit for the excess energy produced. This simple arrangement encourages investment in solar power, reducing carbon emissions while providing economic benefits. Net metering policies can also stabilize energy prices by helping utilities avoid purchasing expensive peak-demand power.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is considering a utility rate case that will change how solar customers are credited for excess energy exported to the grid. Slowing our progress on rooftop solar could negatively impact the state’s economy and derail local and state progress toward renewable energy goals.
Rooftop solar can help keep our dollars in the state. By reducing strain on the grid, stabilizing energy prices, and fostering job growth, the benefits of net metering extend well beyond the solar customer. By keeping net metering simple, we can move forward to a thriving clean energy economy.