The Arizona Free Enterprise Club today released the following statement following the 3-2 vote against meaningful net metering reform:

“The vote by the Commission today codifies that non-solar customers will continue to subsidize solar ratepayers,” Executive Director Scot Mussi said. “The net metering program needs to be based on the actual costs of solar power, and the changes made today guarantees that it won’t.”

Without reforms, it is anticipated that the program will only grow more costly over the next several years.  “If the goal was to continue picking winners and losers through our utility bills, then the Commission succeeded.”  Mussi continued. “And if the Commissioners think that this problem will be easier to fix in the future, they are sorely mistaken.”