Protect solar in Jacksonville!
Urge the Jacksonville Electric Authority to review its harmful net metering policy
In October, the board of Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) unanimously approved a change in the way solar homeowners are credited for the electricity their systems produce. New solar customers will receive 70% less credit for the solar electricity they produce. That means less bill savings and a longer payback period for every single Jacksonville resident who goes solar.
Hundreds of Jacksonville solar supporters decided to act, contacting JEA to express opposition to the utility’s decision to limit our rights to go solar. This action is working. At the JEA’s November board meeting, Board Chair Alan Howard indicated a willingness to reverse JEA’s action.
Now is the time to act to secure our ability to go solar in Jacksonville!
Let’s thank the JEA for its willingness to reconsider and urge the board to delay its cuts to solar until it undertakes a full review of the value that rooftop solar provides.
- JEA’s distributed energy policy – This document contains the full text of JEA’s proposed changes to the way it would credit solar customers.
- Guest column: JEA moves backward for solar power customers – This op-ed from Solar United Neighbors explains how JEA’s solar rate cut would harm our ability to go solar.
- Jacksonville Electric: Gambling with Florida’s energy future – This is an in-depth article from Vote Solar that explores the technical problems of JEA’s decision
- Net metering – This is our guide explaining what net metering is and why it is important for solar.
- “Solar power frustrations,” Action News Jax 11.29.17
- “Solar Co-op Advocates Express Opposition To JEA Policy Changes,” WJCT-FM 11.28.17
- “After JEA Policy Changes, Solar Co-op Puts Duval Plans On Hold,” WJCT-FM 11.1.17