The California Public Utilities Commission plans to eliminate a key component to standby charges as included in a recent proposed decision.

The proposal plans to suspend the capacity reservation charge.

Standby charges are rates that the utility is able to charge customers with self-generation in order to recoup costs for providing electricity when the self-generation is not producing.

Charges like these prove to be major obstacles. A ruling such as this one would be a major win for advocates of renewable and resilient energy. Read the rest here