Governor Sandoval Parrots NV Energy's Talking Points on Solar Charges, then Admits He "Hasn't Done the Math" to Support Them

Jan 12, 2016, 13:11 ET from The Alliance for Solar Choice

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, Governor Sandoval was asked by a local ABC news reporter how his Public Utilities Commission came up with the new extreme rates for solar customers, which have already caused upwards of 1,000 solar job layoffs. According to The Alliance for Solar Choice, the Governor first parrots NV Energy's discredited talking points to validate extreme solar charges, then admits he hasn't done the math to support them, saying, "It's a very, very complicated math problem." The news anchor summarizes: "Sandoval admits he hasn't done the math."

Last week, Sunrun became the third national solar company to announce that the Commission's anti-solar rules have forced them to cease operations in the state. On January 1, 2016, the Commission adopted rules that will block thousands of homeowners from choosing clean, affordable electricity, ending the only chance Nevadans had at enjoying choice and competition in electric energy. The rules also undermine the investments of the approximately 16,000 existing solar customers in the state.

In the ABC interview, Governor Sandoval says: "I'm not taking sides in this case." However, it is widely reported that two of the Governor's top political advisors are NV Energy lobbyists. The Governor appointed all three Commissioners.

Tomorrow, hundreds of people will attend the Commission's public hearing to voice support for motions by the Consumer Advocate and The Alliance for Solar Choice to pause, and ultimately reconsider, the anti-solar rules.

About The Alliance for Solar Choice
The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) leads the rooftop solar advocacy across the country. Our members include: Demeter Power, Geostellar, Inc., LGCY Power, REPOWER by Solar Universe, Sunrun, and SunTime Energy.

Contact: Lauren Randall,, 781-608-1485

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SOURCE The Alliance for Solar Choice