Why Won’t My Utility Buy My SRECs?
I support customer sited solar power. My utility provider does not speak for me when they say all I want is the cheapest rate, regardless of the environmental and economic consequences.
My utility should meet their legislated solar requirements by using the customer-sited solar systems already located in their service territory BEFORE building their own utility scale system. They cannot be allowed to continue to let people who have invested in clean renewable energy to twist in the wind while they line their own pockets.
My utility should have to fill these solar requirements with a mix of residential and commercial solar systems, owned by customers and installed on customers’ sites. They should not be allowed to just build utility scale systems for their own profit.
As a customer, I should be able to choose to install my own solar power system and have my utility buy my SRECs as part of satisfying their legal requirements. I should not have to pay my utility to construct their own solar system and then be required to continue to pay them for the power it produces forever.
I believe that growth in Delaware’s solar industry is important to our state’s health, environment, and economic development. In order to meet these goals it is important that all utilities participate in a fair and equitable manner. Utilities should not overlook the needs of their own rate payers or member owners, by reducing a customer’s ability to directly benefit from their own investments in renewable energy.
Please vote yes on Senate Bill 263 with Senate amendment 1.