JACKSON, Miss., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mississippi is on its way to becoming the 45th state to institute net metering - the free market concept that requires utility monopolies to give rooftop solar customers full, fair credit for the excess energy they send back to the grid. Rooftop solar and net metering have introduced the free market concept to the electric utility market. Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed (TUSK), founded by Barry Goldwater Jr., applauds the Mississippi Public Service Commission on their recently released draft net metering rules, which would allow Mississippians to choose how to power their own homes.
"Last week, the Mississippi Public Service Commission got it right," said TUSK Chairman and retired US Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr. " Mississippi is just one of five states without a net metering policy, and it is great to see the PSC recognize that rooftop solar is right for Mississippi."
Across the country, utility monopolies are fighting rooftop solar and net metering. They have been lobbying for tax hikes, special fees, and surcharges all designed to undercut rooftop solar. However, people in Mississippi are closer than ever to having energy choice, a thriving rooftop solar market, and the right to fully realize the benefits of the power they generate on their roofs if the draft rules are enacted into law.
About Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed
TUSK was formed to create a united front through which the public can tell utilities that solar is right for conservatives and right for America. http://dontkillsolar.com/
CONTACT: Mike Scerbo, (602) 615-6523
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