Idaho Power is petitioning the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) asking to modify the net metering compensation program again, this time for future and current agricultural and commercial solar energy customers. Idaho Power is proposing a cutoff date of December 1, 2020 for the current net metering program, after which rate changes could be proposed at any time. Solar is a long term investment. By creating uncertainty in the marketplace, Idaho Power will make it difficult for any farmer or business to justify the financial investment in solar.
There is a PUC written comment period coming up at the end of Sept with the comment period extending through the end of Oct.