Make a difference in Oregon's solar rights.
Make a difference in Oregon's solar rights.

Solar Advocacy: Protect net metering: Help us save rooftop solar in Oregon

Send your comments by April 29
Solar benefits everyone. Net metering helps make it happen.

What is happening

Rooftop solar is an easy and affordable way to lower your electricity bill and produce clean energy. With high energy prices, it’s no surprise that solar is rapidly becoming a popular solution for Oregon’s families. 

This spark of growth has caught the attention of Idaho Power. The monopoly utility has filed a proposal with utility regulators in Oregon that drastically cuts the credit solar owners receive for any extra energy they produce and share back to power their communities. This bill crediting process is known as “net metering.” 

Net metering is an electric billing tool that uses the electric grid to “store” excess energy produced by your solar panel system. Under net metering, the energy produced by your solar panels that you don’t use is credited back to you. 

We need solar supporters to speak up before April 29 to stop Idaho Power from slashing net metering rates for solar owners.  

Solar owners deserve fair credit for the local energy they return to their communities. 

A fair net metering credit keeps the cost of solar low and allows more families and small businesses to benefit from their investment. 

If approved by the Oregon Public Utilities Commission, proposal ADV 1600 would:

  • Severely reduce the value of net metering credits and undervalue the benefits of solar
  • Make rooftop solar harder to reach for working families
  • Hurt residential solar customers who installed solar after February 2024 
  • Punish current solar owners with a lower credit if they choose to 1kW or more to their system
  • Revoke your status as a legacy customer if your system is offline for 6 months