BH Power Backs Off As Solar Generators Push Fair Rates

Sep 29, 2014

Black Hills Power recently backed down on a plan to increase electricity rates on homeowners who put up solar panels or a wind turbine.

Company officials say people who generate their own power at home and pump it back into the grid don’t pay for the cost of maintaining the power system.

But some of those who generate home power refute this notion.   They say, in every state that boarders South Dakota alternative power generators are paid a fair rate for the electricity they put back into the grid.    

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray has more.