Feed-in Tariffs

Feed-in tariffs enable businesses and individuals that invest in renewable power systems to obtain a predictable and profitable payment rate for the energy they provide to the grid. A stable payment rate would create a powerful incentive for building owners to install larger renewable energy systems that could provide locally generated, clean electricity to customers in their service area. As municipalities and joint powers authorities operating Community Choice Energy programs enjoy low costs of capital and nonprofit status, they could potentially provide more renewable energy and offer attractive feed-in tariffs while still delivering rates comparable to PG&E.