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Letter: Solar spins from Rocky Mountain Power
First Published May 02 2014 05:02 pm • Last Updated May 02 2014 05:02 pm

Rocky Mountain Power is taking step one down a road that is pretty clearly intent on killing rooftop solar power. Apparently solar and wind are good if RMP owns it and therefore can charge for it.

But put solar on your roof, and now you’ve set up a scary proposition for RMP. What if everyone did that? RMP might actually have to stop buying and burning so much fossil fuel.

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They claim the basically free solar inputs don’t help during the highest use time in the evening. However, by far the highest drain on power is during hot summer days when office buildings are running air conditioning. Solar helps feed the system right when they need it most, especially coming from a house that doesn’t run AC.

Folks who know a lot more about this issue than I do are finding a lot of other spins and downright lies put out by RMP and others who might see fossil fuel profits dwindle as rooftop solar expands.

Harriet Natter

Park City

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