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From: Todd Weiler
To: Sen. Weiler, T.,
Subject: Re: Constituent Concern Re: Utah's net metering policy
Date: 2014-01-28T23:09:00Z
Thanks, Neal. I appreciate you contacting me and sharing your views. 

Todd Weiler

On Jan 28, 2014, at 4:07 PM, "NEAL BARTH" <neal_barth@me.com> wrote:

Dear Mr. Weiler,

My name is Neal Barth. I am one of your constituents. I hope this email finds you well. I am sure you have plenty on your plate as the state legislature kicks off. I want to thank you for representing me in the State Senate and for your service.

I am writing to express my concerns over the recent Rate Case request that Rocky Mountain Power made to impose fees on current net metered customers.

My concerns are as follows:
  • The current net metering statue in Utah already has provisions for the Public Service Commission to determine if a net metering customer fee is justified after a cost/benefit analysis of net metering is completed.
  • The Public Service Commission is already tasked with determining reasonable rates for all customers - including net metered customers. The PSC is a check and balance for Rocky Mountain Power. Asking the state legislature to "work around" the PSC process is not appropriate.
  • Our air is in desperate need of help. The winter inversion along the Wasatch Front is undeniable. Creating further barriers and adding costs to installing and operating clean energy installations is setting a bad precedent for the future of our state.

I hope that you'll take the time to really learn about Utah's Net Metering policies and understand the broader implications of the issue before making any decisions about RMP's recent request.

-Neal Barth