Thank you to all of the installers and interested parties who testified to protect our production incentive program and keep incentive payments inside Washington! The DOR just published rule changes to the production incentive program. As expected, leased systems still do NOT qualify for production incentive payments.
A copy of the full rule-making order can be found here:
Amended: WAC 458-20-273 Renewable energy system cost recovery
On January 16, more than 40 owners and employees of SIW Voting Member companies were in Olympia to meet legislators and discuss how to make Washington a leader in solar energy, while creating and sustaining local jobs.
SIW Policy Chair Dever Kuni testified before the House Technology & Economic Development Committee in Olympia On January 14 about House Bill 2176: Concerning leased energy systems. You can listen to her comments by following the link below to a video of the hearing, and then forwarding to minute 56:20.
Also testifying were SIW Associate Members Itek Energy (Matt Steuerwalt - immediately after Dever) and Silicon Energy (John Carroll - at 1:31:10).
Watch the hearing by clicking here.