PE (Electrical), NABCEP certified
- Austin, TX, USA
- Electrical Engineer - Photovoltaic Systems
What it really boils down to, IMO, is what the utility is trying to accomplish. If they see distributed generation as a threat, they can look for excuses to fee it out of the game. If they look at it as a way to add to the overall capacity of the system without having to build more generating capacity (or at least as a way to delay having to do so), they can structure their charges to facilitate its implementation. Whether it's hard to do or whether it's "fair" to everyone are really side issues; it's really whether they view distributed solar as an ally or an adversary.