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Solar Industry Calls Xcel’s Proposed Rate Changes “Disinsentive”

Following in the footsteps of public utilities across the U.S., Xcel Energy is proposing rate changes that the utility says will bring it into lockstep with a changing energy landscape. But the rate changes are drawing the ire of the solar industry in Colorado who say the changes do not encourage homeowners to embrace clean energy technologies. Former Denver Post Energy Reporter Mark Jaffe discussed Xcel’s proposed rate changes in an interview on Empowering Colorado. Jaffe said rate changes are needed but they should accommodate alternative energy sources.