AZ utility can be held liable for charging higher rates to rooftop-solar customers

A major Arizona utility can be held liable for violating antitrust laws through its policies of charging higher rates for electricity to customers who choose to install rooftop solar panels, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Salt River Project that its activities — and its pricing structure — are protected by various state and federal laws. the ruling does make it clear that all utilities can be subject to anti-trust laws if their policies and practices not approved by the commission result in deterring customers from investing in solar.

— source | Feb 2, 2022

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