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"T hey are getting a generous credit for the energy they produce. This is not about generating revenue. The object is to correct the subsidy inside the residential class. Net-metered customers are reducing their bills to the point they are not paying for the poles and wires. It's purely a rate-fairness issue."

Dave Eskelsen, a spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power, speaking before the Utah Public Service Commission on why the utility is seeking a fee for its customers who get credit for solar-generated power fed back into the grid.
- Salt Lake Tribune

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