LES looks at rates for surplus solar power

Lincoln solar-powered house

Lincoln solar-powered house

By Nicholas Bergin, Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Electric System sees a bright future for solar electricity generation in the capital city and plans to update its rates and guidelines for customers looking to harness the power of the sun. During recent discussions with a company interested in erecting a solar array, it became clear the city-owned utility needed to clarify its rate schedule, LES Vice President of Power Supply Jason Fortik said Friday morning during an LES board meeting . . . A public meeting on the proposed changes will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Walter Canney Service Center, 2620 Fairfield St. The revisions, set to take effect Jan. 1, don’t have to be approved by the City Council because they are not part of the city’s retail rate schedules.

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