Rate Case FAQ/Solar

Don’t members with solar reduce MEC’s fixed costs?

No. They do reduce the energy load, but only when solar is producing. At night and during cloudy times, solar isn’t producing, and solar members still rely on the transmission lines, poles, equipment and more. Those are the fixed costs included in the Customer Charge.

How does this affect members who have solar?

Our members who have solar are impacted the same as those without. Whether you are residential or commercial, the customer charge will change, and the rates will change, but there are no proposed changes to the solar tariffs.