On Tuesday, August 8, the El Paso City Council will present a resolution against any penalties for solar users. Please call your city representative and let them know you are against El Paso Electric’s attempt to punish solar users. Don’t know who your city council representative is? Facebook to the rescue – https://www.facebook.com/townhall
We are back in action protesting the El Paso Electric rate case and need people to write in letters to the Public Utility Commission and Office of Public Utility Counsel. I will also be asking for volunteers to protest at City Hall once the new council takes office. Please pass on this information to anyone who might be interested. Thank you!
At the HOME page of The North Hills Neighborhood Pride Association, about halfway down the page, Click on “Please see the posting with links to all resources” [here].
There you will find two documents and a PowerPoint with facts on the proposed rate increase by El Paso Electric Company. You will also find a link to a letter generator that makes it easy to write your letter to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC). The site also has an option to have your letter printed or downloaded for mailing or option to request letter to be mailed on your behalf.
You will also find additional resources;
“ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [PUC Interchange] – click to see previously submitted comments and protest letters”
Please open the link with Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Through the links resources above or the link below you can access the letter tool.
NOTE: This tool does NOT support Internet Explorer/Edge or Safari Web Browsers. Please use Chrome, Firefox, or Opera.
Accessible on laptop or desktop computers, not accessible on handheld devices.
Once your letter is accepted by PUC it will be filed in the rate case #46831 as comments or protest and you can view it from the PUC Interchange link as explained above.
El Paso recently received GOLD designation under the SolSmart program! We achieved this in spite of El Paso Electric’s attempts to kill private solar ownership!
Thank you to RREAC (Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council) and City Council for making this happen for El Paso!
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Do it today while you are thinking about it. Let them know that YOU do not want solar owners to be penalized by the El Paso Electric Company Monopoly.
The El Paso RREAC (Regional Renewable Energy Advisory Council) has recommended, and City Council has approved, El Paso applying for the SolSmart program. SolSmart is an initiative to address “solar soft costs,” or business process or administrative costs that can increase the time and money it takes to install a solar energy system. This means that El Pasoans can expect reduced paperwork requirements and accelerated timelines for installing solar panels on their roofs.
For details about SolSmart: http://www.gosparc.org/program-information/
Our friends at El Paso Electric Company are at it again. They decided last year’s 11-14% rate hike wasn’t enough, so they’ve come back with a proposed 8.7% rate hike for residential ratepayers in El Paso. And of course, they are trying to penalize homeowners with solar on their roofs. Seems EPE doesn’t like it when people invest their own money to create clean, renewable electricity instead of purchasing that electricity from their monopoly.
Eco El Paso will again intervene in the rate case, fighting for the ratepayers and solar owners in El Paso.
PACE is here and now it is time to make El Paso a SolSmart community. Read the op-ed piece from Sunday’s El Paso Times, co-written by Fred Dalbin and Ross Pumfrey.
Eco El Paso is proud to announce our sponsors for the 2016 conference.