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Regulators Hear Arguments On 'Grandfathering' Solar Users

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators are hearing arguments on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be "grandfathered" into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved before the new year.

KTNV reports hundreds rooftop solar workers showed up to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission meeting on Monday and brought wheelbarrows full of cards signed by rooftop solar supporters.

Regulators weren't expected to make a decision until later in the week.

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NV Energy last month offered seven timelines for carrying out grandfathering. One would implement a rate hike gradually over four years as regulators wanted, while a more dramatic option would implement it all at once but 20 years down the road.

After criticism from rooftop solar companies, NV Energy issued a more forceful recommendation for the 20-year plan.