Oregon Solar News

Policy Update - 1.19.18

Due to the recent very low Resource Value of Solar (RVOS) values filed by all three Investor owned utilities (PGE, PacifiCorps, and Idaho Power), OSEIA has filed to intervene in three PUC RVOS dockets.

RVOS is incredibly important to the solar industry as it will be used to set the community solar credit level - if the credit level is too low it could scuttle the program entirely. Don’t think this can’t happen as it has happened to the largest community solar program in the nation in CA.
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​Grid Reliability: Mitigating Risks and Maximizing Solar Benefits

by Michael O'brien

Tuesday, January 19 saw a packed Main Hearing Room and a full suite of Oregon Public Utility Commissioners listen intently to out-of-state experts discuss the reliability impacts of solar. The running theme was the ability for smart inverters to mitigate risks and maximize benefits so that solar contributes to grid reliability.

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