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NV Energy Proposes Sept. 10 Cutoff For Lower Solar Rates

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — NV Energy is proposing "grandfathering" existing rooftop solar customers into lower rates if they installed their system or applied for one by Sept. 10, 2015.

The utility company's Monday filing suggests seven ways the Nevada Public Utilities Commission could do the grandfathering. One proposal calls for solar customers to move into higher rates over four years, and a proposal at the other end of the spectrum would let customers keep the old rates for 20 years.

Commissioners asked interested parties last week to answer questions by Monday on whether "grandfathering" is a good idea. A solar company coalition called The Alliance for Solar Choice is asking for a deadline extension.

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NV Energy chose Sept. 10 as the cutoff because that's when Nevada hit a legislatively imposed limit on net metering.