Antitrust suit can proceed against SRP over charges to solar customers

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court said Monday that SRP customers who also have solar panels at their homes can pursue an antitrust claim against the utility for a policy of charging them more than other customers.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that had thrown out the case, which claimed the higher fees were aimed at stifling competition from renewable energy.

Advocates for the customers welcomed the ruling as a win…


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